By Olushola Okewole
It was meritorious moment as the immediate past Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon. Kehinde Bamigbetan, other members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and family members commended the late APC Women Leader, Oshodi-Isolo Constituency II, Alhaja Taibat Sulaiman, at her one year remembrance ceremony organised recently.
The party members described the late women Leader as a woman of virtue, who had the interest of the party at heart and strived for the development of the party.
Speaking on behalf of other family members, one of the deceased’s sons, Taofiq Sulaiman, said his mother was a core party member who had been working for the party since it was first known as Action Congress (AC) through its metamorphosis to ACN and APC.
He disclosed that the family members have been keeping Mama’s advice on fostering unity among one another, saying the remembrance ceremony was one of the ways to uphold the unity she used to preach.
He stated: “Politically Mama is a core Mandate and had been loyal to Hon. Bamigbetan, and that’s why before her demise she was very close to the commissioner.
“Mama was kind, steadfast to the children and others. Nobody can be like Mama, she really did her best politically. In 2015, she was the representative of Ambode Babes in Ejigbo, and in her lifetime she always delivered the poling units in her care.
“So politically, I have belief in what Mama was doing. I usually followed her to Isolo for meetings during the time of AC and ACN. She actually encouraged me and I will take it up from where she stopped but presently I’m still consulting.
“I want to make changes and I can’t make changes outside politics, so I will be going into politics to continue from where Mama stopped.”
He however commended Hon. Bamigbetan, Ejigbo Council Chairman, Hon. Monsuru Bello Obe, the Lagos State House of Assembly member, Hon. Jude Idumogu, and Mr. Habeeb Anibaba for standing by the family after the demise of their mother.