An official statement by the Makinde’s family and signed by the Jagun Olubadan, Barr. Muyiwa Makinde indicated that the governor’s mother died in the early hours of Thursday, without any indication of sickness.
GOVERNOR Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has lost his mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde at the age of 81 years, just as he was celebrating the birthday of Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who clocked 82 years.
The statement added: “With total submission to the will of the Almighty God, we announce the passing to the great beyond of our mother, Mrs. Abigail Makinde, who departed this world in the early hours of today, Thursday, October 15, 2020.”
“Though Mama gave no indication of any sickness, she slept peacefully in the Lord at the age of 81, in the early hours of the day at her Ibadan home, 7B, Oyeleke Street, Ikolaba, Ibadan.”
“While we appreciate the Almighty for sparing her life thus far, we must confess that we will sorely miss her counsel, motherly role and impact on the lives of her children and the grandchildren.”
“We will equally miss her impactful role as a stabilizing force in the family, her community and especially Oyo State, which is currently being governed by her son and our brother, Engineer Seyi Makinde.”
“We sincerely appreciate the prayers and condolences of our numerous well-wishers.
May Mama’s soul rest peacefully with her maker.”
In its condolence message, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, described Gov. Makinde’s mother’s death as a rude shock to the people of the state.
APC, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olatunde, said: “On behalf of all the APC members in Oyo State, we send our condolences to the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, Oyo State Government and the Peoples Democratic Party, Oyo State Chapter(PDP).”