Aregbesola, in a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, said joined the progressive family in mourning the glorious exit of a matriarch.
He described Mama Awolowo as a solid pillar beside the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo when he was alive.
According to the Governor, Mama stood by her husband during his lifetime and even after his demise.
He stated that the Awo Matriarch worked tirelessly to ensure the Awolowo political dynasty remains united.
The statement quoted Aregbesola as saying, “we join the entire progressive family, Awo political movement as well as the whole Yoruba race in mourning as well as celebrating the glorious translation.
“They set examples for politicians when they were here with us. The couple typified the best of what politicians should strive to be in their families in our society.
“We believe there will be a celestial celebration of reunion of a couple that exemplified harmony and true wedlock.
“There is no doubt that she was a jewel of inestimable value as Papa described her.
“She demonstrated this by standing behind her husband during his political trial. She never wavered for once during Papa’s incarceration. Rather she was committed to upholding what Papa stood for.
“Even in death Mama remained a rallying point for the Awolowo political dynasty until her last breath on earth.
“To the best of my knowledge, Mama was an ideal wife, a loving mother, an astute woman and committed political leader.
“Her death certainly has left empty the socio-political house of the Yoruba race and the Awolowo dynasty.
“On behalf of myself, the government and people of Osun, I commiserate with the Awolowo Family, the governnent of Ogun State, the entire Yoruba race both at home and in diaspora and Nigerians in general.
“May her soul in eternal bliss with the Lord. “