Madam Adejoke, the wife of Afenifere leader, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, is dead.
She died around 10pm on Thursday at 82.
The Director of Publicity of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi,confirmed the death of the woman she described as the “staunchest supporter of her husband” to our correspondent on the telephone on Friday.
Oyatomi said he was shocked by the news of the death of the woman she said should be emulated by Nigerian women.
Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has noted that the death of Madam Adejoke had created a vacuum in the state as her motherly role in the socio-political affairs would be greatly missed by the government and the people of the state.
Aregebsola said this in a message he sent to condolence with Fasanmi other members of the family of the deceased as well as the people of the state.
The message was made available to our correspondent in Osogbo by Aregbesola’s media aide, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon.
The governor described the deceased as a great mother, loyal wife and above all a humanist per excellence, who also served as life-safer during her stint as the proprietress of Bamidupe Maternity Home, Alekuwodo, Osogbo.
He said, “I received the news of the death of the wife of Papa Fasanmi yesterday with a heavy heart. But I have strong conviction that mama, as a fervent Christian and ardent believer, no doubt led a meaningful life during her earthly sojourn.
“Mama stood by her husband and demonstrated an unflinching loyalty to the senator throughout his political career spanning more than half a century.
“On behalf of my family, government and the people of the State Osun, I offer our heartfelt condolences to both the immediate and extended family of Fasanmi.
“We pray that Almighty God would grant her a befitting abode in paradise reserved for the pious and the righteous on earth.”
Adejoke was born on June 27, 1932.
Sympathisers have since been thronging the home of the Afenifere leader, Fasanmi, who turned 89 on September 27.