The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has described the death of the Matriarch of the Awolowo family, Mama Hannah Awolowo, as the closure
of a glorious chapter in a progressive family that impacted positively on the lives of many Nigerians. The party said Mama Awolowo lived a fruitful life that will remain indelible not only in the history of the country but on the many lives that were positively impacted through her actions.
In a release in Lagos, signed by the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, the party said that Mama Awolowo complimented her husband’s progressive ideals to leave remarkable footprints on the Nigerian polity. It describes Mama Awolowo as a hallmark of matrimonial and ideological fidelity, which served the nation well as she lived her glorious life to an end.
“We are saddened that Mama Awolowo died just as the fruits of progressivism yielded after several decades of reactionary dominance of the country’s politics and the corrosive effects it has had on a country that is richly blessed with both human and natural resources.
“We see Mama Awolowo as living a fulfilled life because, in her lifetime, progressivism, for which she suffered and was persecuted with her husband, late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, became the dominance ideology of the government in power at the center.
“We have no doubt that Mama Awolowo breathed a sigh of relief with the progressive ouster of reactionary politics got which she and her husband suffered greatly to achieve.
“Mama Awolowo was a study in perseverance and patience as she stood solidly behind her husband in the days of dangerous politicking in the country.
“She remained firm, unshakeable and constant in the many years of struggle for the enthronement of progressive regime in the country and served as a guiding light to the struggle which yielded handsomely on March 28, 2015. She stood with her husband through the pains and anguishes of fighting for a better Nigeria and remains a yardstick for matrimonial fidelity till death.
” Lagos APC has no doubt that Mama Awolowo lived a happy and fulfilled life, which obtains in the significant impact she and her husband left in the lives of many Nigerians that drank from the flourishing well of achievements.
“We still believe that Mama Awolowo had immeasurable wealth of experience to impart at the time of her death so we mourn her irreparable loss. Her death is a huge loss to the Nigerian progressive family and the entire Nigerian nation.
“We pray God to grant her soul eternal rest and console her family, friends, associates and Nigerians who stand to lose tremendously from her demise.”