Governor Seyi Makinde Loses Mother
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has lost his mother; Mrs. Abigail Makinde.
It was gathered from a reliable source that Mrs. Abigail Makinde died on Thursday, October 15.
But the state government is yet to make an official statement about the death. It was gathered that the family is preparing to make an official statement.
Governor Seyi Makinde had during the 80th birthday of his mother on July 11, 2019, said he imbibed his mother’s bluntness and straightforward character.
“Actually, while growing up, when I saw other kids being given Christmas presents and I went to my mother to request for mine, she would tell me if I did not receive such presents yesterday, definitely I didn’t deserve them today.
So, she is blunt to a fault. She says things the way they are and I think I took a little bit of that. We planned big for this birthday, but mama did not let us have it the way we have planned for it. When I asked her why, she replied that when my father turned 75, we had a big birthday event for him and he died one year after. So, I think Mama is not ready to die.”
The governor also praised his mother for her youth-like energy. He continued,
“At 80, my mother is actually not growing old but only getting matured. I pray that she will have many more fruitful years on the surface of the earth.
On behalf of the family of late Pa Olatunbosun Makinde and the Omorege family from Benin and Akure, I thank all of you and pray that you won’t be found wanting on the day of your celebration. Divine blessings, which are from the Lord, will locate us all in Jesus’ name”.
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