Buhari, PDP mourn Seyi Makinde’s mother

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President Muhammadu Buhari and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have commiserated with Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on the demise of his mother, Madam Omojolagbe Abigail Makinde.

In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the president, sent his condolences to friends, family and associates of the matriarch, “whose testimony of love and kind-heartedness continued to be shared, particularly her warmth to the poor and less privileged”.

The president urged friends and family members to find solace in the good works of the governor’s mother, “who invested heavily in fear of God, love and hard work, and ensured her children and grandchildren followed same training of diligence, discipline and charity.

He prayed to the Almighty God to receive the soul of the departed, and comfort the family.

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Similarly the PDP said it grieved 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”.

The party described the departed as 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,” the party said in the statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

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