The death of the Mrs Hannah Dideolu Awolowo has been described as a big loss not only to the Yoruba Nation but the whole black race.
Paying tribute to the matriarch of Awolowo family, the Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka said he was shocked when he heard about the death of Mama Awolowo when everybody was preparing for her centenary birthday.
Isiaka, who was among the first set of sympathizers that visited Ikenne, Ogun state home of the late political sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo on Saturday recalled his several visits to Mama Awolowo and her wise counsel on the tough terrains of Nigeria politics.
Isiaka noted that Mama would long be remembered as an Ambassador of Peace, a virtuous woman, a faithful of wife, a quintessential mother and a strong stabilising factor who did her best to accommodate all politicians irrespective of their political beliefs.
He said: “Mama was a mother to all of us. Her doors are widely opened to welcome and counsel us whenever we visited and sought her blessing. She has played her role well and history will be kind to her.
“I pray God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss, grant her eternal rest and give Nigeria another woman like her to continue to play the role she played till she breathed her last”.