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Jonathan, Atiku, Condole Oshiomhole Over Wife's Death

Source: EWACHE AJEFU, ABUJA BUREAU CHIEF - thewillnigeria.com
PHOTO: EDO SATE GOVERNOR, COMRADE ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE.
PHOTO: EDO SATE GOVERNOR, COMRADE ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE.
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ABUJA, Dec 08, (THEWILL) - President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed sadness over the death of Mrs. Clara Oshiomhole, wife of Edo State Governor, Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, who passed on Tuesday at age 53.

In a condolence message to Governor Oshiomhole, and the government and people of Edo State today, President Jonathan said Mrs. Oshiomhole’s death is a great loss not only to Edo State but the nation in general, given her invaluable contributions to the cause of humanity.

President Jonathan described late Clara Oshiomhole as a heroine of justice and a strong supporter of the rule of law, recalling her rock-solid support for her husband, through his days as a frontline labour activist.

The president noted that Nigerians will not forget in a hurry her contributions towards addressing high mortality rate through her initiative, Health Foundation for Maternal and Child Care, aimed at providing quality healthcare for pregnant women and the girl-child.

He prayed the Almighty to grant repose to her soul, and give the Oshiomhole family, the people of Edo State and the entire nation the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Atiku too condoles Oshiomhole

Former Vice President and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar also described the death of the Mrs. Clara Oshiomhole as a big loss not only to the family but to the state and entire country.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, Atiku said: “we cannot forget in a hurry how this woman stood as a solid pillar behind her husband, the Governor, through his days as a frontline labour activist and through the struggle to reclaim his mandate freely given to him by the good people of Edo State.”

He prayed that God will give the governor, the children and the entire people of Edo state the fortitude to bearing the irreparable loss.