The unedited statement read:
On behalf of the people of Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal, I wish to use this medium to commiserate with our friend, colleague and associate, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, Speaker, Kogi state House of Assembly, and his entire family over the sudden demise of his very dear wife, Pastor Mrs Esther Kolawole, which sad event occured on Sunday, December 5th, 2021.
Indeed, it is very painful and shocking that Pastor Mrs Esther Kolawole died at a time when her spiritual support, love and care are most needed by Speaker Kolawole and the entire family. Truth is, she was a massive pillar of support to her beloved husband; always interceding for him and the entire family.
Though, we all are saddened and pained by her shocking demise, but Speaker Kolawole, the entire family and those close to her should take solace in the fact that she lived a most useful and inspiring life. Pastor Mrs Esther Kolawole lived a life of love, compassion, sacrifice and support to all and sundry. She touched so many lives positively.
As I pray that God Almighty will grant her eternal peace, the Lord Jesus Christ will not only comfort Speaker Kolawole and the family, but also grant all the grace to bear the irreparable loss, Amen.
HON. TEEJAY YUSUF
Member representing Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency
National Assembly Abuja
Sunday, December 5th, 2021.