Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the President, visited the residence of the late Ondo State Governor, Betty Akeredolu, on Saturday to extend her condolences. Mrs. Tinubu conveyed heartfelt sympathy to the widow, acknowledging the late governor’s courageous battle against illness while emphasizing the inevitable influence of the divine.
At the Akeredolu residence in Ibadan, Senator Tinubu expressed that although Late Akeredolu fought gallantly to stay alive, every human existence ultimately remains subject to the will of God. She paid tribute to the late governor as one of the nation’s great men, stating, “He did his best. God will be there for you, when God shows up for you, that is what really matters.”
The First Lady offered words of comfort and urged the bereaved family to find solace in God, emphasizing trust in Him during such trying times. Senator Tinubu extended her prayers for God to continue upholding the Akeredolu family in their grief.
In response, Professor Oluwole Ayodeji Akeredolu, the late governor’s brother, expressed gratitude for the condolence visit. He described the loss as painful but found consolation in the fact that the late Akeredolu had gone to rest. Professor Akeredolu appreciated Senator Tinubu and her entourage for the heartfelt condolences, considering it a great honor.
The entourage accompanying Mrs. Tinubu included the wife of the Vice President, Hajia Nana Shetima, wives of members of the National Assembly, and the wives of governors of Lagos and Ogun states, as well as the wife of the APC National Chairman.