The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State has sympathised with Governor Rauf Aregbesola on the death of his mother, Saratu.
Governor Aregbesola confirmed his mother’s death in a post on twitter.
The departed octogenarian, popularly known as ‘Iya Olobi’, was said to have died in the early hours of Tuesday in Ilesha, the governor’s hometown.
In a statement issued by the state chairman of the party, Honourable Soji Adagunodo, the PDP said that the death of the governor’s mother was painful in spite of her old age.
The party described her as an industrious, virtuous and religious woman in her lifetime, saying her demise was not only a loss to her family but also to the entire people of the state.
The PDP chairman prayed that Allah grants the deceased eternal rest and grant the family the strength to bear the loss.
Governor Aregbesola who is Kebbi State for the Progressives Governors Forum meeting is expected to cut short his trip for his mother’s burial according to Islamic rites.