By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the mother of the Oyo State Governor, Madam Omojolagbe Abigail Makinde, who died on Wednesday as a rare gem; an exceptionally resourceful, upright, straightforward and patriotic Nigerian.
The PDP, in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, noted that late Mrs Makinde sacrificially committed her life towards the good, welfare and development of others rather than herself.
The main opposition party stated that it draws solace from the fact that the deceased lived a fulfilled life and bequeathed to the nation, a patriot in Governor Seyi Makinde.
The statement reads, “The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on behalf of the National Executive Committee and entire PDP family, consoles our Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, over the passage of his amiable and highly revered mother; the Matriarch of the Makinde family, Madam Omojolagbe Abigail Makinde.
“Our party grieves over the death of this great personality, particularly at this time Oyo state and indeed the nation at large, need her prayers, intercessions and wise counsel the most.
“Madam Makinde was a rare gem; an exceptionally resourceful, upright, straightforward and patriotic Nigerian, who sacrificially committed her life towards the good, welfare and development of others rather than herself.
“Though we deeply mourn at this point, our party draws solace from the fact that she lived a fulfilled life and bequeathed to our nation, a patriot in Governor Makinde.
“Indeed, Governor Makinde’s exceptional commitment to duty, forthrightness in governance, love for his people and Nigerians at large, all stem from the tutelage and nurturing he received from his mother.
“Our party indeed identify with Governor Makinde and the Makinde family at this moment of grief.
“We also commiserate with the government and people of Oyo state and pray God to grant us all the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss, particularly given that she rests on in the bosom of her Lord and creator”, it said.