Sanwo-Olu Exhibits Nobility, Extends Condolence to Funke Akindele Over Mother’s Demise

Sanwo-Olu Exhibits Nobility, Extends Condolence to Funke Akindele Over Mother’s Demise

  • The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has sympathised with his counterpart, Funke Akindele, over the loss of her mother
  • Despite their different political parties, Governor Sanwo-Olu extended his condolence to the PDP deputy governorship candidate
  • However, he urged the Nollywood thespian to take heart and seek comfort in God's sight

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has extended his heartfelt condolence to his counterpart, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) deputy governorship candidate in the state, Funke Akindele, over the death of her mother, Dr. RB Adebanjo-Akindele.

The Lagos state governor who is seeking a second term in office in next month governorship polls sympathized with Funke via a statement issued his chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile.

Funke Akindele, Sanwo-Olu
Governor Sanwo-Olu urged the Funke Akindele to seek God's comfort in the moment of mourning. Photo: @gboyegaakosile
Source: Twitter

According to the statement sighted by, Governor Sanwo Olu 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 7th of February, 2023.

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“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", Sanwo-Olu pays last respect to Funke Akindele's mom

Governor Sanwo urged the family of the deceased to seek comfort in the sight of God while praying to God to grant the deceased eternal rest in the after life.

He said:

“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.

“May God grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu, further urged the PDP deputy governorship candidate to be comforted by the good life that her late mother lived and continue to pray for the repose of Dr. RB Adebanjo-Akindele.

2023 Polls: Gov Sanwo Olu Suspends Campaign Activities Indefinitely, Gives Reason

In another development, the continued scarcity of motor gas and naira notes across the federation has forced Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to indefinitely halt his campaign.

This development also applies to other strata of political offices being contested under the ruling All Progressive Congress.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, however, urged Lagosians to keep calm and maintain peace pending when the crisis resolves.

2023 Elections: Confusion in Oyo as APC Postpones Campaign Rally, Gives Important Reason

Meanwhile, campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state has been postponed by the party.

The APC said the postponement was due to the lingering fuel and naira scarcity across parts of the country.

According to the ruling party, the decision will allow President Muhammadu Buhari some time to address the lingering issues.


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