Mother of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mrs Abigail Makinde, is dead, aged 81 years.
Mrs Makinde reportedly died in the early hours of Thursday, October 15, 2020, according to a statement issued in Ibadan by Chief Muyiwa Makinde, which stated that the deceased, who gave no indication of any sickness, died at her Ibadan home, No. 7B, Oyeleke Street, Ikolaba, Ibadan.
The statement reads, “While we appreciate the Almighty God for sparing her life thus far, we must confess that we will sorely miss her counsel, motherly role and impact on the lives of her children and the grandchildren.
“We will equally miss her impactful role as a stabilising force in the family, her community and especially Oyo State, which is currently being governed by her son and our brother, Engineer Seyi Makinde.
“We sincerely appreciate the prayers and condolences of our numerous well-wishers.
“May Mama’s soul rest peacefully with her maker.”
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, caucus in the Oyo State House of Assembly, has commiserated with Governor Makinde over the death of his mother.
The caucus, in a statement issued on Thursday by one of its members, Mr Akintunde Olajide, described the demise of Mrs Makinde as a great and irreparable loss to the entire state.
Expressing deepest condolences to the Makinde family, the state executive council and the entire people of the state, the lawmakers said, “Political leaders and all those who have had encounter with the deceased would forever miss her great words of wisdom and motivation.”