The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed condolences to Funke Akindele, the Peoples Democratic Party’s deputy governorship candidate in Lagos, on the death of her mother, Dr Adebanjo-Akindele.
In a statement released on Tuesday by his chief press secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu noted that losing a mother is among the deepest sorrows a person can experience. He said it is challenging to find the appropriate words to express sympathy to someone who has lost a loved one.
As the Adebanjo and Akindele families mourn their loved ones, the governor prayed for Funke, his close siblings, and them to have peace, comfort, courage, and love.
He said, “My heart goes out to Funke, friends of the Adebanjo and Akindele families on the demise of their daughter, mother and grandmother, Dr RB Adebanjo-Akindele who answered the ultimate call today, Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
“Death of loved ones, whenever it happens, is usually a very painful episode but we must be consoled by the good life lived by the deceased person. We should relish in the beautiful memories the dead left behind for us.
The governor urged the PDP deputy governorship candidate to be comforted by the good life that her late mother lived and continue to pray for the repose of the deceased.
“On behalf of my family and the good people of Lagos State, I hereby express my heartfelt condolences to the entire families and friends of Adebanjo and Akindele.
“May God grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he added.
Akindele’s older sister, Olubunmi, announced their mother’s death in a statement on Tuesday.
The statement read, “It is with heavy hearts, but in total submission to God Almighty, that the Adebanjo and Akindele families announce the passing of their daughter, mother, grandmother and sister, DR. Adebanjo-Akindele, which occurred on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
“May her gentle soul begin its rest eternal in peace. Amen. Obsequies in honour of her passing shall be announced in due course.”