Buhari Mourns Bisi Akande’s Wife
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “heart-felt” sadness over the death of Madam Omowunmi Akande, wife of the founding chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Governor of Osun State, Mr Bisi Akande.
In a letter penned by him on the heels of an earlier telephone call to the bereaved party chieftain on Wednesday, President Buhari described as “irreparable” the loss by Mr Akande of his wife of 50 years.
“I received the very sad news of the death of your dearly beloved wife, Madam Omowunmi Akande this morning. I am following our phone call with this letter of condolence, which comes from my heart.
“To lose a wife, a dear wife after 50 years, a constant and loving companion through good and bad times, is a blow only a man of unshakeable faith can withstand.
“Please extend my personal condolences to the immediate and wider Akande family and to friends of the family for this irreparable loss.
“May Allah give you the strength and Iman to endure her passing away,” the letter, published in a statement issued by Mr Garba Shehu, SSAP on Media and Publicity, read.