Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s Mother Is Dead – Osun State Mourns
The mother to the Executive Governor of Osun, Alhaja Saratu Aregbesola is reportedly dead by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.
Governor Rauf Aregbesola loses his octogenarian mother in the early hour of Tuesday in his hometown, Ilesa – the capital city of Ijeshaland.
According to sources close to the governor’s family, the mother who left this world recently on Tuesday will be buried later in the evening (of Tuesday) according to Islamic rites.
The leading political party of the state, The All Progressive Congress, APC has however showed their condolences to Governor Rauf Aregbesola over the dead of his mother.
The state chairman of the party, Mr Gboyega Famodun worded in his condolence message written on behalf of the State APC in Osogbo that Alhaja Saratu Aregbesola had live a virtous life.
Mr. Gboyega Famodun writes:
“As we mourn this natural event of the octogenarian, we also have cause to be grateful to Allah for the life of this great woman. She had the unique grace of giving birth to a child that has become a jewel not only to the people of Osun and Yoruba land in particular, but also Nigeria generally. On behalf of the good people of Osun and the numerous supporters of the APC in the state and beyond, we extend our sympathy to our beloved governor and his family for the loss of Alhaja Saratu.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, on its part, described the death of the governor’s mother as painful. The party, in a condolence message signed by its Chairman, Mr Soji Adagunodo, said the deceased was an industrious, virtuous and religious woman. Adagunodo said the demise of “Mama Olobi” was not only a loss to her family but also to the entire state. “May Allah grant the deceased eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the loss.”
The Osun House of Assembly also expressed their condolences with the governor over the death of his mother. According to the statement signed by Mr Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, the House Committee Chairman on Information and Strategy, illustrated Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s mother as charitable and benevolent, adding that she would be greatly missed:
Mama Olobi was a mother in a million who cared for every one that came in contact with her. She was a very cool, calm and collected personality and a successful woman in kolanut business. The Assembly prays God to grant Alhaja Saratur Al-Janat Firdaus.
May Her Soul Rest in Peace; ameen!