Ambode, Tinubu, others pay condolence visit to HID Awolowo’s family


Late Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday in company of prominent leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and brother Governors, paid condolence visit to members of the Awolowo family at their country home in Ikenne, Ogun State, to commiserate with them on the demise of Chief Mrs HID Awolowo, wife of late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, who died on Saturday at the age of 99.
The Governor, who was joined in the visit by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, said mama HID’s demise was not a time to mourn but to celebrate what she stood for and preserve the legacies she left behind.
“We are actually celebrating, we are not mourning‎, this is not the moment to mourn, but it’s for us to sit back and take the vision Papa and Mama have actually set for all of us to take it to the final level.
Governor Ambode said that there was more to significance of Mama HID Awolowo’s demise and her husband, who died in 1987, saying theirs was a marriage made in heaven.
“Papa was born in 1909, mama died yesterday, 19-09. Papa died on a Saturday and Mama also died on a Saturday.
“So what you see is a message that mama is trying to pass to us, we are the new generation‎ of progressives and that message according to the message that was told yesterday, she was actually part of the planning process for the centenary party. She had never attended any of such meetings, yesterday was the first time she attended”, he said.
He said the best way the progressives can eulogise the deceased is to stand up for nationhood as envisioned by the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
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Source:: PM Newspaper