Asiwaju Ndigbo, Sir Titus Umewenke leads Igbo Delegations to Akeredolu Mother’s Funeral

By Dupson Collins, 13th November, 2022

The Asiwaju Ndigbo in Ondo State, Sir Titus Umewenke was among several other eminent personalities who joined the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, and his siblings to bid their mother, Lady Evangelist Grace Bosede Akeredolu (JP), farewell.

He led who is who in Igbo Community to the final funeral of the governor’s mother burial held at St Andrew Cathedral Owo.

Speaking with PATH at the reception held at Mydas Hotel in Owo, Sir Umewenke described late Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu as a true Christian who lived a life worthy of emulation and celebration.

He said the late Grace Akeredolu lived a good life of service to God and mankind.

He congratulated Governor Akeredolu, wife Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu and siblings on behalf of the Ndigbo residing in Ondo State for surviving their aged mother.

He advised the children to sustain the good legacy of their late Mother who many described as a philanthropist, caring, accommodating and prayerful woman.

Asiwaju said the Igbos living in Ondo can’t but be part of celebration of a life well spent by the governor’s mother, saying their sister, Chief Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu is a good daughter-in -law to the departed Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu.

Other dignitaries at the Funeral Service held at the Cathedral Church of St Andrew’s, Imola, Owo, on Saturday included Vice President of the Federal Republic, Prof Yemi Osibanjo, APC Presidential Candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governors of Ogun, Prince Dapo Abiodun; Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Osun, Gboyega Oyetola, and Oyo, Engr Seyi Makinde, represented by his wife, Olufunke.

Also in attendance were former Governors of Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi and wife, Erelu Bisi; Ogun, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; Ondo, Dr Olusegun Mimiko; Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, and Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora.

Royal fathers in attendance includes Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Olugbo of Igbo, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan, Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye, Olowa of Igbara Oke, Oba Adefakanmi Agbede among others.

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