By Temitope Adedeji
The Ondo State All Progressives Party (APC) Chairman, Engr. Ade Adetimehin and members mourn the tragic departure of Mrs. Toyin Àjíǹde, Ilaje Local Government Woman leader of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the state.
He described her as a remarkable woman that devoted her life to women’s grassroot mobilization, protecting what she called “women active participation in politics and setting of goals.”
According to the Adetimehin, “Mrs. Toyin Ajinde was a tireless advocate of women and youth emancipation. She stood for all those in the world of politics who are unable to realize their potential.
“In all situations, whether on the public stage or away from the cameras, she has passion for justice, and her deep desire for a better, fairer world for women in politics shone through, and by her attitude.
“She has proven it beyond doubt that women could play a great role in governance and can make a difference.
“Her tireless efforts earned her the Ondo South Senatorial Women Leader position.
“By that, the respect of thousands of women politicians across the state who were inspired by her commitment to party politics, democracy, women’s empowerment and eradication of poverty among women defined her person.
“Mrs. Ajinde further advanced these stated objectives through her service in partisan politics at Ilaje community and the state as a whole.
“As she often say, “we must not be tired, we must not give up, we must persist.” Her legacy will stand as an example to all of us to persist in our pursuit of progress.”
The Chairman, however, described Mrs. Ajinde as a woman worth of emulation whose departure from this life, which those of us who are left behind can see all that she achieved.
“So despite their grief and pain, I hope that her family and friends can see that her work has not ended with her passing, but that Toyin’s spirit will live on in the daily acts of the tens of thousands of people who are now carrying forward her struggle to create a fairer, more sustainable world for women in politics.”