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Rivers APC mourns Awolowo widow's passing

21 September 2015, 08:58Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The All Progressives Congressives (APC) governorship hopeful in the Rivers State, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has paid tribute to the late Awolowoh Matriarch, Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo.

Peterside, who described Awolowo as "a great woman of substance",  said Nigeria would miss her interventions and wise counsel. 

He said among the wives of First Republic politicians, she was without any doubt, one of the most visible and outstanding women of that glorious era.

She was the wife of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

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“A great Iroko has indeed fallen but like every mortal, she must travel this path. She will be remembered for her resourcefulness and carriage, and for being the pillar behind the great Awo. 

Peterside said the deceased would be greatly missed.

And for the living, particularly those in public office, we must all draw from her example of service, consistency and commitment to great ideals."

Awolowo, nee Adelana, died on Saturday in her sleep at the age of 99, just over two months short of her 100th birthday. - CAJ News 

- CAJ News


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