Representatives of the South West Governors have paid a condolence visit to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, over his mother’s demise.
Naija News had reported that Akeredolu’s mother, Mrs Grace Akeredolu, had passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 90 years.
Following her death, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and his Oyo counterpart, Seyi Makinde, visited the Akeredolu residence in Kopindogba area in Orogun, Ibadan.
Receiving his colleagues, Governor Akeredolu who is the first child of the deceased, said his mother was very close to them since the demise of their father over forty years ago.
While noting that the deceased was a great mother, Akeredolu disclosed that she was particular about the comfort for her children.
He said: “Undoubtedly, Maami was someone that was close to us. We lost our father over forty years ago. At the time of his death, I was the only graduate. And we are seven in number. And this woman was able to carry all of us through. Today, we have professors, judges, Doctor and all of us are graduates.
“She is a woman who had paid her price. And we owe her a duty. Coincidentally, I was here on Sunday, I spent some time with her here before going to the Bishop Francis Wale Oke program where we had dinner. I never knew that would be the last time.
“My mum, Grace Bosede, was a great woman and mother to all of us. I always say it. I have never paid rent in my life before. I lived in her house behind here till I moved to my personal house. Same for my brothers. I owe her everything in my life. She was particular about comfort for all of us. She is a woman that we loved so much. We will miss her.”
Akeredolu thanked his friends and family for their encouragement through their visits, calls and messages.
Makinde, who spoke on behalf of the governors, commiserated with Akeredolu and his family andprayed that God will give Arakunrin Akeredolu and the entire family the strength to bear the loss.
The vicar of All Saint church, Jericho, who prayed for the governor and his family, said the late Lady Akeredolu lived a fulfilled life and was committed to the work of God.
Others who accompanied the governors were the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Bayo Lawal; former Deputy Governor of the State, Iyiola Oladokun and the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic party in Lagos State, Olajide ‘Jandor’ Adediran.
Others who visited Akeredolu were the leadership of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State led by the Chairman, Engr. Ade Adetimehin; vicar of the All Saints Church, Jericho, Very Rev. Kalu Ndukwe; among others.