Delta State Governor, and Vice-Presidential candidate of the opposition PDP Ifeanyi Okowa has condoled with his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, on the death of his mother, Lady Grace Akeredolu.
Okowa’s condolence is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika in Asaba.
According to him, Akeredolu reportedly died peacefully in her sleep on September 15, at age 90.
He condoled with Akeredolu, the government and people of Ondo state, urging the governor and members of his family to take solace in the fact that their mother lived a good life during which she made invaluable contributions to the course of humanity.
He paid glowing tribute to Lady Akeredolu for being a good mother and joined the family and people of Ondo to mourn the departed matriarch of the Akeredolu family.
According to Okowa, the family should be consoled in the fact that their mother lived to witness the successes of her children, including the emergence of Rotimi as governor.
“We received the news of the demise of your beloved mother with sadness, but we are consoled by the fact that she lived a life of dedicated service to God and humanity.
“Lady Evangelist Akeredolu was a strong pillar in her community, a disciplinarian and a devout Christian and would be missed by all those whose lives she affected in many ways.
“We share in your sorrow and pains at this period and we pray that God will grant you and the family the courage to bear the loss, and we also pray for the repose of the soul of your departed mother.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I mourn with you, my brother Governor, Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on the demise of your beloved mother.”