By JUMI RHODES
The President of Nigeria’s Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki on Saturday, 10th October 2015 led the the Senate delegation to condole with the family of Mama HID Awolowo, wife of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. The Senate delegation, which comprised of Senators Shehu Sani, Lanre Tejuoso, Biodun Olujimi, Monsurat Sunmonu, and Gbolahan Dada, was received by daughters of the deceased, Mrs. Omotola Oyediran and Dr. Mrs Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu and other grand and great grand children of the deceased.
In his remarks, Senator Bukola Saraki said, “I remembered Mama HID as a unique woman who held the forte and provided leadership in the absence of her husband for close to three decades – a feat never attained by any wife of a political leader in the country. I also remembered how the Ikenne home of Mama, during the last elections was a stopping point for all APC leaders, as her blessings and support in national elections was always critical. I also paid homage to Baba Awolowo, who has become a legend in the story of our nation, because his fight for the progress of the South West, and the country as a whole helped forge a stronger and more unified nation.”