Chief Olabode George, a former deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, said on Monday that he was extremely pained by the death of his first son, Dipo.

Bode George George spoke when the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, led other members of the National Working Committee, NWC, to George’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos, on a condolence visit.

Also on the visit was the Lagos State Chairman of the party, Mr Moshood Salvador and other party executives in the state. George, his wife, Roli, and other family members received Secondus and his entourage. George, who described the late Dipo as humbl, said: “He was such a good person who was free with everyone and interacted with people.

“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.

”Earlier, Prince Secondus said the party was pained by the demise of the deceased just like the family.

Describing George as a prominent member of PDP, he said: “We share in your grief at this moment; we are with you and your family. We feel your pain. Losing a son, a first son for that matter, is always a painful thing to parents.

“We know the feeling in your family right now. One of the future leaders of the country is gone. We sympathise with you.”

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