LifestyleNewsNigeriaSanwo-Olu, Lagos PDP sympathise with Funke Akindele on mother’s death

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has sympathised with the deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Lagos, Funke Akindele, over the death of her mother, Dr Adebanjo-Akindele.

Sanwo-Olu commiserated with the Akindeles in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Tuesday.

The governor’s condolence message read partly, “On behalf of my family and the good people of Lagos State, I hereby express my heartfelt condolences to the entire families and friends of Adebanjo and Akindele.

“May God grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

The Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has also condoled its deputy governorship candidate in the upcoming general elections.

Hon. Hakeem Amode, the chairman, media, and publicity for JandorFunke 2023 campaign noted in a statement that the party received the news of the demise of the mother of its deputy governorship candidate with “heavy heart and total submission to the will of the Almighty God.”

“On behalf of the leadership of our party, the gubernatorial candidate of our party, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran – Jandor, the party executives, and the entire members of Peoples Democratic Party – PDP in the state, we express our deepest heartfelt condolence to our deputy gubernatorial candidate, Barr. Olufunke Akindele and the entire member of the Akindele family,” Amode added.

According to an official statement by the family, Mrs. Adebanjo-Akindele passed away on Tuesday.

The statement read, “It is with heavy hearts, but in total submission to God Almighty that the Adebanjo and Akindele families announce the passing of their daughter, mother, grandmother, and sister, Dr R.B Adebanjo-Akindele, which occurred on Tuesday, 07 February 2023.

“May her gentle soul begin its rest eternal in peace? Amen. Obsequies in honour of her passing shall be announced in due course.”

By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)

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