The Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has set politics aside to pay a condolence visit to the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu on the recent demise of his mother.
The leading opposition party described the governor as a great gift to the state.
In a press statement issued on Wednesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Olabode Richard Olatunde, the two-time governorship candidate of the party, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, led members of the PDP State Executive Council on a condolence visit to the Governor at the government house in Akure, the state capital.
Jegede thanked the late Lady Evangelist Grace Bosede Akeredolu JP, for the gift of Governor Akeredolu to the sunshine State.
Jegede said: “We are all here to commiserate with you, sir, on the demise of your mother. It is a great loss to all of us. Mama was very dear to all those who knew her, and I’m sure she would be very proud of what you were able to achieve in her own lifetime.
“I am also sure that you are also very proud to be able to survive your mother, and also for all that God has done for her and for you. If the measure of success is about the children that one has gifted to the world, she is a successful woman by all standards.
“Even in her grave, I take permission to say this, she will be smiling that she has done her own bit and she has answered the call of nature and the call of God.
“So, sir, for all of us here on the PDP side, we are here to condole with you and commiserate with you, and wish you great strength. I know it may be painful and it should be painful but time is the greatest healer. By God’s grace, time will heal this wound.
“It is not something that one will forget. You will always remember her for good. I wish you all the best and all the courage that you need at this period. God will continue to keep you.
“For all of us in Ondo state, we are so so proud of her, and we thank her for the gift of Akeredolu, SAN, to the people of Ondo State.”
Responding, Governor Akeredolu thanked the PDP leadership for the visit.
He said his mother lived a life of service, adding that she was prayerful and lived well.
“My mum lived a good life, a life of service. She was an Anglican to the core and lived well. She was a very prayerful woman. Her prayers kept us alive. We are products of prayers.” the Governor added.Follow us on social media