Former governor of Edo State and immediate past National chairman of the rulling All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed sadness at the news of the death of Madam Maria Igbinedion, mother of his predecessor, Mr Lucky Igbinedion.
In a statement signed tby his media aide, Victor Oshioke, Oshiomhole asked Igbinedion to be comforted with the fact that the late matriarch who died at the age of 85 years old lived a fulfilled life.
The former APC chairman said, “Mama was known to be a very peaceful and empathic person who sympathized with those that suffered misfortune, gave encouragement to those in despair and shared whatever she had with those in need within her community.
“It is pertinent therefore that at this very traumatic period for your family, we also share in your pain.
“As mortals, it is difficult to come to terms with the loss of such a kind-hearted, deeply pious and beneficent matriarch, who in spite of her age, was still full of life and a veritable bastion of support for her children and the entire community.
“Your mother may not have lived till the fullness of our desires for her life, yet she lived a fulfilled life of service to humanity through her numerous community engagements, nurtured her children to greatness and had a good relationship with God.
“On behalf of my family, I offer our sincere condolences at this most challenging time while praying that mama finds eternal rest in heaven.
“Also I pray that God sends forth His grace upon you, your siblings, your father and extended family that she left behind. Be assured that we have you in our prayers and share in your grief at this most difficult time.”