Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Wednesday expressed sadness over the death of Madam Omowunmi Akande, wife of the former Governor of Osun State and All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Chief Bisi Akande.
Omowunmi, died on Tuesday at the age of 73 in a private hospital in Ibadan.
The condolence messages were contained in separate statements made available to Daily Champion in Lagos on Wednesday.
The Governor in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, described late Omowunmi as an epitome of humility, uprightness and one who was a pillar of support for her husband.
“She was a shining example of a virtuous woman, who stood by her husband through thick and thin especially during the period he was incarcerated. She kept the home front together and ensured that his absence did not affect their children adversely,” the Governor said.
While praying for the peaceful repose of her soul, he urged her husband, Chief Bisi Akande, to take solace in the fact that she has gone to a better place and draw strength from the joyful years they shared together.
Governor Ambode also commiserated with the children and relatives of the deceased, just as he prayed to God to grant them the fortitude to bear the great loss.
“On behalf of the good people of Lagos, I want to express our heartfelt condolence to the family of Chief Bisi Akande on this great and irreparable loss”, he said.
In his condolence message, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Obasa, described the death of the Akande matriarch as coming when her wisdom and words of advice are still needed,
Obasa noted that those who have come in contact with her would attest to her humility, wisdom, care and courage especially the solid support she had provided for her husband all through.
“We will really miss Mama because I know we still need her wisdom and words of advice. But we are happy that she lived a good life worthy of emulation,” Obasa said.
The Speaker stated further that, “Mama Akande was a caring and loving mother not only to her biological children but also to all of us who have come in contact with her until her demise, she was an obedient, caring, loving, dutiful and loyal wife to our dear Chief Akande”.
While commiserating with the Akande family of Ila Orangun in Osun State, Hon. Obasa prayed that God gives the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
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