Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has put aside political differences with Nollywood actress cum Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) deputy governorship candidate in Lagos, Funke Akindele, over the death of her mother, Adebanjo Akindele.
Information Nigeria earlier reported that the news of Adebanjo Akindele’s death was made known by Funke’s elder sister, Olubunmi Akindele in a statement via Instagram on Tuesday evening.
According to the statement released on behalf of the family, their mother died on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
However, Sanwo-Olu, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Tuesday, sympathized with Funke and her family.
According to the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, the death of a loved one is a very painful episode but families must be consoled by the good life of the deceased.
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He further prayed for the reposed soul of the deceased and for God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
He said: “My heart goes out to Funke, friends of the Adebanjo and Akindele families on the demise of their daughter, mother and grandmother, Dr RB Adebanjo-Akindele who answered the ultimate call today, Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
“Death of loved ones, whenever it happens, is usually a very painful episode but we must be consoled by the good life lived by the deceased person. We should relish in the beautiful memories the dead left behind for us.
“May God grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
“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.”