The Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and all members of the PDP, mourns with the Awolowo family on the demise of their highly revered matriarch, Chief Mrs. HID Awolowo.
Mrs. Awolowo was a rare “jewel of inestimable value”, who stood like a pillar behind one of Nigeria’s greatest leaders, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
The value of Mrs. Awolowo was even made more glaring in the way and manner she provided leadership to the personal and political families of the Awolowos in the last 28 years of the demise of the great sage.
Mrs. Awolowo was a woman of peace, whose sense of service, kindness, humility and piety, despite her towering attainments in business and political leadership, remained a source of inspiration to the younger generation of Nigerian leaders.
Indeed, the nation would miss this great citizen, especially for her roles in stabilizing the polity with her motherly advice to generations of leaders in our country.
The PDP commiserates with the government and people of Ogun state, and the Awolowo family and prays that God gives them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
Chief Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary