National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has commiserated with Ogun State governor Dapo Abiodun over the passing of his father, Dr. Emmanuel Adesanya Abiodun.
Dr Abiodun died on Monday, August 2, 2021, in Iperu-Remo at the age of 89.
In a condolence letter he signed, Tinubu said the late Dr Abiodun, “lived a remarkable life, touched many lives and mentored many young ones as a school teacher and educationist for many years across the old Western Region of Nigeria.”
He remarked in the letter that, “I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your father and patriarch of the Abiodun Family, Dr. Emmanuel Adesanya Abiodun, on Monday, August 2 in Iperu-Remo, Ogun State.
“By way of this letter, I extend my deepest condolences to you and other members of your family.To lose a father no matter how old can be a very painful experience. However, I urge you to take heart and be consoled by the memories of the good times you shared together and the fact that Dr. Adesanya lived to a rather advanced age of 89.
“I understand your dad lived a remarkable life, touched many lives and mentored many young ones as a school teacher and educationist for many years across the old Western Region of Nigeria.
“A worthy son of Iperu-Remu, Ogun State and Nigeria, it is also on record that he left behind a legacy of integrity, honesty and selfless service. I enjoin you and other members of the family to maintain and continue, as you do at present, to advance those ideals your dad propagated throughout his life.
“Please know that our thoughts are with you and the family at this time. While praying that God Almighty comforts you and the entire Abiodun Family, we also beseech Him to grant the soul of Papa eternal rest.”