𝐀𝐤𝐩𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐤𝐢 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞

𝐀𝐤𝐩𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐬  𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐤𝐢 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫’𝐬  𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞

The President of the Senate, Senator Godswll Akpabio has condoled with his predecessor, Senator Bukola Saraki over the death of his mother, Madam Florence Morenike Saraki, aged 88 who passed on recently.  

Senator Akpabio who led a strong delegation of the Senate comprising Deputy Senate President, Senator Jubrin Barau, Senate Leader, Senator Bamidele Opeyemi, Senator Saliu Mustapha and Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan among others described the loss of a mother as saddening. 

A statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Communication to the Senate President, Anietie Ekong quoted Senator Akpabio as saying, “We received the news of the demise of your mother with great sadness realizing the impact the loss must be having on you and the entire Saraki family. A mother is a mother. It is not an easy thing to lose a mother no matter the age. 

“The closeness of a son to the mother is unexplainable. It is only those  who have experienced it that can understand the sadness. I know you would have wished her to live forever but the good thing is that you are alive to ensure that you give her a befitting farewell. Another aspect of it is that she died at a ripe age. God was very kind to her and God has remained very kind to your family.  

“As the 10th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we decided to come and condole with you and to assure you that we are with you in this moment of grief. And also to reassure you that you still have us to lean on. We will also be there with you on the final interment in line with the Christian rites of passage,” he said. 

𝐀𝐤𝐩𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐬  𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐤𝐢 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫’𝐬  𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞

According to Senator Akpabio, the Sarakis may have lost a mother but they have also gained an Angel in heaven who will watch over them. He prayed God to add more years to members of the family and for the repose of the soul of the deceased.  

Responding Senator Saraki, who was the President of the 8th Senate,  thanked the entire National Assembly and the Senate President whom he described as a compassionate leader who sees beyond the political environment to share in the grief of his family. 

According to Saraki, “It feels different to lose a mother. A mother and a son relationship is also a special relationship. So when people come and say the passage is a celebration of life, you try to understand it but you can’t. But a visit like this gives you courage and I’m sure she is resting in peace. 

Addressing Senator Akpabio, the former Senate President said, “let me wish you the very best where you are now. I know it is not an easy task. As they say, you are first among equals. It is easier being an Executive Governor, where you have executive powers than being a presiding officer.

I’m happy you are doing well. God will guide you. You are a good man and you have shown that by being here because I am not part of your party. God will continue to guide you. I appreciate your coming. Thank you so much for coming,” he said.

𝐀𝐤𝐩𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐬  𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐤𝐢 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫’𝐬  𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞

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