The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday expressed sadness over the death of Madam Omowunmi Akande, the wife of a former Governor of Osun State and All Progressives Congress chieftain, Chief Bisi Akande.
Omowunmi died on Tuesday at the age of 73 in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Ambode in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, described the late Omowunmi as an epitome of humility, uprightness and one who was a pillar of support for her husband.
“She was a shining example of a virtuous woman, who stood by her husband through thick and thin especially during the period he was incarcerated. She kept the home front together and ensured that his absence did not affect their children adversely,” the Governor said.
While praying for the peaceful repose of her soul, Ambode urged her husband, Chief Bisi Akande, to take solace in the fact that she has gone to a better place and draw strength from the joyful years they shared together.
Governor Ambode also commiserated with the children and relatives of the deceased, just as he prayed to God to grant them the fortitude to bear the great loss.
“On behalf of the good people of Lagos, I want to express our heartfelt condolence to the family of Chief Bisi Akande on this great and irreparable loss,” he said.