The wife of former Oyo State, Late Abiola Ajimobi, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, on Thursday, completed her 140-day mandatory mourning exercise.
Ajimobi, OYOINSIGHT recalls, died on June 25 at a private clinic in Lagos after an internal organ failure caused by COVID-19 complications.
Upon his death, his wife commenced the 140-day mourning as mandated by the Islamic religion.
Reacting to the completion of the mourning exercise, the leadership of women members of the All Progressives Congress in the state rejoiced and congratulated the matriach.
The women, in a statement made available to newsmen by Mrs Mabel Williams and Mrs Toyin Ajibade, State Woman Leader and Deputy State Woman Leader respectively, they commended her for her patience, dedication and courage .
“As we are gradually coming to term with the passage of our leader, benefactor and mentor who left us unannounced in June, now is another special period to remember the enigma called Abiola Ajimobi.
“The widow, who happens to be our mother, has just completed the long period prescribed by Islam for a woman to stay at home to mourn her dead husband and everyone of us has to identity with the family once again.
“Dr (Mrs) Ajimobi has not only demonstrated her genuine love for her husband of 40 years by submitting herself for the long period of stay-at-home, she has also shown that she is indeed courageous, loyal and genuine. We have thus realized that the former First Lady is ready to uphold the family and political structures left behind by her husband.
“As a matter of fact, we are proud of her and we use this occasion to reiterate our loyalty and solidarity to the wife of our late amiable leader. We pray God Almighty grant her long life, peace of mind and comfort to enable her continue to fill the vacuum created by the death of her beloved husband, “the statemena read in parts.
Other signatories to the Statement are:Mrs Juliannah Ajuwon (Woman Leader, Oyo North), Alhaja Zainab Adewuyi (Woman Leader, Oyo Central), Mrs Taiwo Moteleola (Woman Leader, Oyo South) as well as all the APC Woman Leaders across the 33 local government areas of the state.