All Progressives Congress (APC) has described Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, who passed on to the great beyond on Saturday at the age of 99, as a colossus of her time who will always be remembered for good.
In a statement issued in Ikenne, Ogun State on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the governing party said Mrs. Awolowo was an ideal wife, a great mother and indeed a ‘jewel of inestimable value’, as her husband once fondly described her.
“While we understand that death is inevitable, there are times that we secretly wish that our loved and great ones would live forever. Mama gave us reasons for such a secret wish, with her sterling personal and public life that made her a strong pillar behind one of the country’s foremost nationalists”, it said.
The APC spokesman also commiserated with the children, grand-children, great grand-children and the entire Awolowo family, and prayed that “God will take Mama into his bosom and also give all those she left behind the strength to carry on without her”.
The governing party said the best tribute that can be paid to the late matriarch of the Awolowo family is for the new generation of Nigerian women to emulate her love of family and nation, life of industry, selflessness as well as a strong and abiding faith in God, all attributes that served her well and made her a colossus among men and women.
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