The founder of Penpushing Media, Prince Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji has called on Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun to emulate the good works of his late father, Pa Emmanuel Abioudn as guide to aid him in good governance.
Penpushing reports that, the media guru gave the advice while speaking during a condolence visit to the Governor at his Iperu home, to commiserate with him and equally congratulated him for surviving his father who he said died at the ripe age of 89.
The veteran journalist drew the Governor attention in emphasisng the good work of the deceased each time he spoke about him as a forthright person who was always concern about the welfare of people around him, and a God fearing person.
‘Your Excellency, let me commiserate with you on the death of your father, and in the same vein, congratulate you for surviving your father who to me by all standard died at a ripe age of 89, and I want to also encourage you to emulate his good work, as you always emphasized each time you spoke about him’,Kayode-Adedeji emphasised.
‘I want to add this, even if it is not possible for you to emulate him 100% , I will encourage you to at least emulate him 70% . With what we have been hearing and reading about your late father it was a clear testimony that he lived an exemplary life. I prayed for his soul to continue to rest in perfect peace’
Penpushing further reports that, the Governor in response said he has not found it easy since the news of the death was made known to him, recalling his relationship with the deceased who he said was a loving and caring father.
The Governor expressed appreciation to all those who came to mourn with him and disclosed that, the burial arrangements would be made known to the public in due course, adding that the remains were on Friday night flown to Nigeria from Manchester in United Kingdom where he breathed his last after a brief illness.
Penpushing reports that, the bereaved Governor said, the family received the corpse late Friday, adding, earlier that when the sad news was broken to him, he thought he was dreaming, stressing that nobody would want his parents to die inspite of any age, but said he was convinced that with the good work his father did before his demise, he is resting in the bosom of God.
The Governor accompanied by his wife and other family members stated that since his father left the world, it has been soothing for him, because he finds it difficult to believe, and expressed appreciation to all those who came to mourn with him.
‘Its been a journey since demise of my father. It has bee soothing. Nobody wants his father died. I have no doubt he is resting in the bossom of God. My father has no iota of hatred for anybody. A loving husband to his wife. He dedicated his life to upbringing of his family’, he emphasized.
The Governor recalled the role his father played towards his election and eventual emergence as the Ogun State Governor, stressing that, the deceased campaigned vigorously for him during the electioneering campaign, and would remain grateful to him.
‘We come from a family with humility. We spent three weeks with him in Manchester. I have no doubt he is resting in the bossom of God. My father doesn’t allow my mother to go and baby sits, except they go together’,Abiodun reminiscenced
Penpushing reports that, Abiodun disclosed that his father, as a pastor after his retirement as a teacher won number of souls for the Lord, adding that his conduct while bringing his children up worth emulation.
‘My father won many souls as a pastor. We all have our appointed time; we don’t have to be professional to affect lives of people. Let’s take moment of our life and see what people we say about us’, Abiodun added.
‘My father has no iota hatred for anybody. A loving husband to his wife. He dedicated his life to upbringing his family. He campaign towards my election victory. We received his body on Friday night from Manchester, United Kingdom. My father was a gentleman to the core, Details of burial coming soon, we shall communicate with the public on the burial arrangements’, he added
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