Bisi Akande's Wife, Omowunmi, Is Dead - to Be Buried Thursday

Buhari Condoles With Akande Over Wife's Death

Adetimehin "Mrs Akande is a loving mother who was supportive and accorded all political associates of her husband respect as well as political supporters".

"The news of the death of our Mama, the wife of former governor of Osun state, Mrs Omowumi Akande came to me as a rude shock". The government and people of Osun commiserate with Chief Bisi Akande and the family at large.

Although the nature of the sickness has not been made public, a source within the hospital premises who pleaded anonymity said she was brought in to the hospital dead. For the 51 years that they had been together as husband and wife, she never wavered in keeping the home front together, " the governor said.

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed "heartfelt" sadness over the death of Madam Omowunmi Bisi Akande, the wife of the founding Chairman of the All Progressives Congress.

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"Mama was a wonderful woman who will be missed by many who knew her".

Present at the function were governors of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola; Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, and the National Leader of the APC Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Buhari, who is now recuperating from an undisclosed illness in London described the loss as an "irreparable" one.

Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, said Buhari's condolence message was contained "in a letter penned by him".

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