National leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has sympathized with the Awolowo family and Tribune Newspapers over the death of Mrs. Tola Oyediran.
Western Post had reported the passing of Mrs. Oyediran, the former Chairperson of Tribune titles, who died early this morning in her sleep.
The media aide of Asiwaju Tinubu, Mr. Tunde Rahman,in a statement on Friday, said the former Lagos governor was sadden over the passing of the First daughter of Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
According to his condolence message, “I’m deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Mrs.TolaOyediran, the first daughter of our late sage, Chief ObafemiAwolowo.
“Mrs.Oyediran’s humble, amiable and graceful disposition endeared her to many of us. She represented the Awolowo family positively through her excellent moral conduct and shared her father’s welfarist political philosophy.
“As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tribune Newspapers until her death, she helped take the Tribute titles to a new height through her emphasis on professionalism and integrity in all their editorial offerings.
“She died close to her 80th birthday. We thank God for her life and important contributions to Nigeria. I commiserate with all those she left behind particularly her children, grandchildren including my Special Assistant, DamilotunAderemi, and the entire Awolowo and Oyediran families. May God Almighty comfort them over this loss.
“I also mourn with the management and staff of Tribune newspapers. My condolences to the governors of Ogun and Oyo states, Prince DapoAbiodun and Mr.SeyiMakinde respectively, as well as the government and people of the two states over the demise of their illustrious daughter.
“I pray that God grant the soul of our most beloved Mrs.Oyediran eternal rest.”