Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has described the death of Chief Oluwole Awolowo, a scion of the Obafemi Awolowo family, as a sad occurrence which has thrown the entire state into mourning.
Amosun said that the fact that late Wole Awolowo was survived by his mother, the revered matriarch of the family who is seen by all Nigerians as symbol of Nigerian nationalism, made the departure of the second Republic legislator the irreparable loss even more painful.
“We are surprised to hear about the sudden departure of the Publisher of Tribune titles who was not only the son of our late sage but was himself a major political figure, going by the prominent role he played in the Second Republic when he served meritoriously as a legislator in the Lagos state House of Assembly.
“The entire people of Ogun state mourn the departure of this illustrious son of our dear state. Our condolences go to the entire Awolowo family, particularly our dear mama, Chief (Mrs) H. I. D. Awolowo. We pray that God Almighty will console and strengthen them at this time of grief. We also pray that God should grant the deceased eternal rest”, Amosun said.