Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi has commiserated with former Osun State Governor and former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, over the death of his wife, Madam Omowunmi Akande, who passed on Tuesday.
Dr Fayemi, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Yinka Oyebode, said the passing of Madam Akande was sad and devastating.
The Minister described the late Madam Akande as a truly virtuous woman, a pillar of support to her husband and a humble, loving and compassionate woman who related well with family, friends and political associates of her husband.
“Mama was not only a devoted mother to her biological children, she was a mother figure to Baba’s many political sons and daughters. She was an advocate and adviser whose words of encouragement and counsel were quite invaluable”, Dr Fayemi said.
The Minister said Madam Akande, like her husband, was very much concerned about the peace and well-being of the country, especially the masses.
“Our condolences to Baba Akande and to the entire family on the passing of mama. Our prayer is that the Lord would comfort the entire family and grant the departed eternal rest.”, The statement added.
Also Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday expressed sadness over the death of Madam Omowunmi Akande, wife of the former Governor of Osun State and All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, Chief Bisi Akande.
Omowunmi, died on Tuesday at the age of 73 in a private hospital in Ibadan.
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.