The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has commiserated with Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, over the death of his mother, Abigail Makinde.
The governor’s mother passed on in the early hours of Thursday, aged 81.
The Caucus in a statement by its leader, Hon Kingsley Chinda on Saturday remarked that Mama Abigail’s wise counsel to Governor Makinde would be sorely missed.
“The PDP caucus in the House of Representatives is joining other well-meaning citizens to wish His Excellency and the people of Oyo state to pray that mama will be resting in God’s bossom”, he said.
While praying for the repose of her soul, the caucus urged the Governor to take solace in the fact that Mama Abigail lived a life worthy of emulation.
It also commiserated with the governor over the alleged killing of Isiaka Jimoh, Ganiyu Moshood Alabi, and Adeoye Taiwo by security agents during the anti SARS protest in Oyo state.
The caucus commended Makinde over the decision to compensate victims of the EndSars protest in the state, and enjoined other states governors across the country to emulate Makinde’s kind gesture towards the anti SARS victims in their states.
“Governor Makinde deserves all the accolades from well-meaning nigerians. We call on other Governors to emulate him on this issue. It is not enough for the government to say they would prosecute those behind the killings of innocent Nigerians.
“We want to see this commitment in practical terms. One week is a long time to bring the culprits to face the wrath of the law. It is our view that the government must demonstrate its willingness to stop police brutality by arraigning those behind the murder of innocent Nigerians in court”, it said.