Alhaja Bejide, wife of a former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, is dead.
It was gathered that she died at 77 on Tuesday after complaining of stress.
She died ahead of her husband’s planned birthday celebration.
Olanusi, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was the deputy to the former Governor Olusegun Mimiko between 2009 and 2015.
Meanwhile, the state APC has commiserated with the former deputy governor over his wife’s demise.
A statement by the party’s Publicity Secretary Alex Kalejaye said that “Chief (Mrs.) Olanusi died today (Tuesday) in Akure, had complained of stress yesterday, and was taken to a hospital. She died ahead of her husband’s planned birthday celebration.”
The State Chairman of the party, Engr. Ade Adetimehin described sad development as ill-timed, shocking and unfortunate. He said Alhaja was a strong pillar behind the husband’s political success story.
“The party chairman urged baba Olanusi, the bereaved families, and the entire Supare community in Akoko South West to take solace in that the departed lived a worthy and fulfilled life.
Kalejaye called on the bereaved families, particularly the children to ensure that mama’s name is immortalised.