Reports reaching us say the mother of the Executive Governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola has passed on today.
The octogenarian was a popular business mogul in Ilesa, a town in Osun State.
The governor’s Twitter handle (@raufaregbesola) appeared to confirm the story when it tweeted only a couple of miniutes ago: “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (‘from Allah we came, to Him we shall return’).”
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.
— Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) August 1, 2017
According to Islamic rites, the governor’s mother will be buried later in the day.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress(APC), Osun state chapter, in a press statement signed by the Chairman of the party, Prince Gboyega Famodun said the death of Mrs Aregbesola came with sadness.
He noted that Alhaja Aregbesola was a critical part of Gov. Aregbesola’s success and the ruling APC in the state.
In the same vein, the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the state commiserated with Aregbesola, describing the death of the governor’s mother as painful despite her old age.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Chairman of the party, Prince Song Adagunodo.