By Henry Odeh
The Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District in the 9th National Assembly, Dr Mohammed Kola Balogun has condoled the Executive Governor of Oyo state, Engr Seyi Makinde over the death of his mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
The lawmaker in a statement signed by his media aide, Mr Rotimi Johnson and made available to sunrisebulletin.com, also extended his deep condolence to the governor’s elder brother, Chief Olumuyiwa Makinde and the entire family of the late matriarch of Pa Olatubosun Makinde clan of Aigbofa Compound, Oja’ba, Ibadan.
According to the statement, mama Abigail Makinde who was hale and hearty until her call to glory was an articulate, industrious and jovial octogenarian with a very good sense of judgement.
“She no doubt lived a fulfilled life but her sudden death still came to us as a rude shock. We thank God for her life and we pray the Lord grants our dear Governor, his siblings and the entire family the grace to bear this loss”, Senator Balogun stated.
The statement reads in part: “We would have loved to have the mother of both the Director General of my campaign organization, Chief Olumuyiwa Makinde and the Governor, for more years, but we have taken solace in God’s perfect plan for mama and the whole family”.
“Our prayers and thoughts are with the Governor and the entire family at this time and we express the profound feelings of the good people of the entire Oyo south senatorial district in the same vein.”