Chief Olabode George said this when the National Working Committee of the PDP led by the Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, visited his residence in Ikoyi, Lagos, on a condolence visit.
Mr Moshood Salvador, the PDP chairman in Lagos State and other party executives in the state also on the visiting team.
Naija News recalls that the Lagos State Chapter of the PDP had, four days ago paid a condolence visit to the chieftain in his residence over the lose of his first son, Dipo, who died on Thursday after a protracted illness in a Lagos hospital at the age of 42.
George said he and other family members were devastated not only because the deceased was his first son, but also that he was a good child.
George said the late Dipo was very humble, as he interacted freely with everyone irrespective of class or status.
“He was such a good person who was free with everyone and interacted with people.
“Dipo carved a niche for himself with his enviable accomplishments. He was passionate about the country and he constantly shared his thoughts about national issues.
“He was a child every father will be proud of. His demise is painful.” He said.
George who disclosed that as sad as the family felt about the deceased’s demise, there was nothing they could do about the loss, added that he and his family trusted in God to grant the deceased son peaceful repose.
He thanked Secondus and other NWC members for the visit.
George said the show of support to him and his family had strengthened his belief in PDP as one big family
While reiterating his commitment and loyalty to the party, George, commended Secondus for his efforts at repositioning the party since he became its chairman.
George also called on all members to see the PDP as their project and work toward its progress.
Secondus had earlier said the party shared in the pain felt as a result of the demise of the deceased just like the family.
He described George as a prominent member of PDP, noting that whatever affected him would touch the party.
“We share in your grief at this moment; we are with you and your family.
“We feel your pain. Losing a son, a first son for that matter, is always a painful thing to parents.
“We know the feeling in your family right now. One of the future leaders of the country is gone. We sympathise with you, “ he said.
Secondus prayed for the peaceful repose of the deceased’s soul and asked God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the great loss.