Former Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State buried one of his ardent followers, 97-year-old Mrs Taiwo Kosenatu Durojaiye, saying it was her dying wish.
Mrs Taiwo Kosenatu Durojaiye dying wish
The nonagenarian, popularly known as Iya Londo, was buried on Friday at Itoko, following a funeral service held at the St Emmanuel Anglican Church, Keesi, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Speaking at the service, Amosun recalled how he met the deceased in 2001 when he joined partisan politics.
According to him, Mrs Durojaiye had since remained steadfast in his political camp until her death, saying she was always supportive of my political career.
He recounted how the elderly woman had repeatedly urged him to bury her after she died.
“Mama was not a transactional politician. I have known her since 2001 when I first joined politics. Mama Londo was a very steadfast woman. I am only repaying her loyalty and steadfastness.
“Anytime I have the opportunity of going to see her, she would always tell me, ‘anytime I die, my corpse is yours. Make sure you bury me,’ and I would say it’s not yet time.
“Like three months ago, she still told me that the time was nearer. She said, ‘Please bury me; take charge of the funeral arrangements; you just must be there. My children should call you. Take my body to church and do everything.’ And that is why we are all here today. We will miss Iya Londo,” Amosun said.
In his sermon, the vicar, Oluyinka Oke, reminded the congregation that all souls will taste death, asking them to return to God.
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