By Temitope Ojo
Former Deputy National Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has said he was extremely pained by
the death of his first son, Dipo.
George spoke when the National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, led
other members of the National Working Committee (NWC) to his residence in Ikoyi, Lagos, on a condolence visit.
Also on the visit was the Lagos State Chairman of the party, Moshood
Salvador, and other party executives in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dipo died on Thursday
after a protracted illness in a Lagos hospital at the age of 42.
George, his wife, Roli, and other family members received Secondus and his entourage.
George said he and other family members were devastated not only
because the deceased was his first son, but also that he was a good
He said Dipo was a child that any father would be proud of because of
his accomplishments and good ways.
George said the late Dipo was very humble, as he interacted freely
with everyone irrespective of class or status.
“He was such a good person who was free with everyone and interacted
“Dipo carved a niche for himself with his enviable accomplishments. He
was passionate about the country and he constantly shared his thoughts
about national issues.
“He was a child every father will be proud of. His demise is painful,” he said.
George, however, said as sad as the family felt about the deceased’s
demise, there was nothing they could do about the loss.
He said the family would try, albeit hard, to move on after the
George said he and his family trusted in God to grant the deceased son
He thanked Secondus and other NWC members for the visit.
George said the show of support to him and his family had strengthened
his belief in the PDP as one big family.
He explained that his commitment to the PDP was total and that he would never leave the party.