The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has expressed sadness and shock over the death of the wife of the former Premier of the defunct Western Region, Her Excellency, Chief H.I.D Awolowo, describing it as a grievous loss to the entire nation and Africa.
Senator Ekweremadu said the late matriarch represented everything a mother and leader should stand for.
He said: â€œMama H.I.D Awolowo was an uncommon matriarch and pivot of unity. History and posterity will always be kind to the her for co-building the Awolowo brand and sustaining the unity, dignity, and political ideologies of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo dynasty.
â€œAs the leader of the Yoruba Unity Forum, she was also a rallying point for peace and unity of the Yoruba land and the nation. She was indeed a true mother and leader who exuded the complete virtues of African woman- forgiving, humble in the midst of affluence and power, and carrying herself with every sense of social graceâ€.
He prayed God to grant her soul a peaceful repose and support the Awolowo family and the entire nation with the inner strength to bear the irreparable loss.
Special Adviser (Media) to Deputy President of the Senate