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Former Senate President Saraki’s Mother, Florence Saraki, Passes Away At 84

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has announced the peaceful passing of his mother, Chief Mrs. Florence Morenike Saraki.

The mother of a former Senate President, Bukola Saraki is dead.  She died on Tuesday peacefully according to a message posted by Bukola Saraki on his X handle (formerly known as twitter), late on Tuesday night. 

The former Senate President announced his mother’s demise with profound sadness and total submission to the will of Almighty God. “I announce the passing of my beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and matriarch, Chief Mrs. Florence Morenike Saraki, who peacefully transitioned today, Tuesday, June 18th, 2024.

“Details regarding funeral arrangements will be shared in due course. We appreciate your love, prayers, and support as we mourn Mama’s passing.”

Mourning her, a former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Segun Sowunmi, in a post on his Facebook handle on Tuesday, said she lived an impactful life.

The statement titled “Saraki Loses Mother, Chief Mrs. Florence Morenike Saraki,” read, “I receive with gratitude to God a life well spent, lived impactfully, and reason to thank her creator for grace unspeakable in the life of her beloved husband, Oloye Olusola Saraki, who was one of the heroes for which we plead that their labours past will not be in vain.

“To her last lovely children among whom is the Waziri Ilorin, Abubakar Olusola Bukola Saraki, former governor of Kwara State and arguably the most dignified and independent Senate President in Nigeria in this republic.

“Princess of Owo, omo ologho, thank you for examples set in good conduct and good African values as a community leader, as a role model and as a virtuous woman for others to emulate.

“Now rest in the assurance that your beautiful legacies will be passed on through your children, your grandchildren, your great-grandchildren, through all who experience your kindness of spirit.

“My condolences to all your loved ones, especially our leader, Senator Bukola Saraki to whom this must be an irreparable loss.  “Time shared and all beautiful memories will lessen the pain of finality, that death represents. Fare thee well!”

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