Wayas’ wife’s passing: Blow too heavy to take – BEN Ayade
Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade has described as shocking and devastating, news of the death of Lady Abiola Wayas in a London hospital, UK., barely a month after her husband and former Senate President, Dr. Joseph Wayas passed away.
Lamenting the death in a statement by his Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Linus Obogo, Governor Ayade said “it is a blow too heavy to take, especially when we are still struggling to come to terms with the painful death of her husband and father, Dr. Joseph Wayas.”
Governor Ayade who said the exit of Lady Abiola Wayas was depressing and a great loss for both her family and the state, maintained that “It is an unacceptable moment for me to hear of her departure, because I was not prepared for this, not when we are still planning for the funeral of her husband and former Senate President, Dr. Joseph Wayas.”
Ayade extolled Lady Abiola Wayas as “one of the most cheerful, clever and charming women whom I have ever met in my life. I would like to convey my condolences and those of the state to her family. This is really a great loss for all of us.”
According to the governor, Lady Abiola Wayas’ sterling virtues of “selflessness, devotion to her family and community as well as her perseverance, determination and burning desire to provide mentorship to all women were hallmarks of her exemplary life,” noting that “these qualities will be remembered forever.”
While praying for the soul of the wife of the late Senate President to find a resting place in the bosom of the Lord, Governor Ayade called on the country to join in mourning the fallen Lady Abiola Wayas, even as he called on the family to be consoled by the noble deeds of their mother.
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