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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to the former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, whose mother, Dame Dorothy Ihedioha died last week after a brief illness.
In a message to the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, President Buhari in a statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, on Sunday which was obtained by The Eastern Updates, said: ‘I would like to express my deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved mother. May her soul rest in peace.
‘The late Dame Dorothy Ihedioha was an example of simplicity and meaningful life. Her devotion to values and strong faith in God in all situations is a rare occurrence. Please accept the nation’s condolences on this irreparable loss.’
The former lawmaker had on Friday announced the matriarch’s departure in a Facebook post.
‘After a fruitful and eventful life of God’s abundant mercies and grace, our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Dame Dorothy Nsonma Ihedioha (Nee Okereke) gloriously transited to eternity on Thursday 20th April 2023 in Abuja, with her family by her side,” the message read.
‘Mama celebrated her 90th birthday on 28th August 2022. While we thank friends and well wishers who identified with us, particularly during our mother’s last days, we enjoin you to remember the family in your prayers.’
According to the statement, funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.
The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar had in a tweet on Friday, sympathised with his fellow party member.
‘Heartfelt condolences to @EmekaIhedioha, on the loss of his dear mother, Dame Dorothy Nsonma Ihedioha. May her soul rest in peace, and may the family find solace in the cherished memories of her life well-lived, he said.