Sanwo-Olu Pays Tribute To Deceased Ex-APC Women Leader Kemi Nelson
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Sanwo-Olu Pays Tribute To Deceased Ex-APC Women Leader Kemi Nelson

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has paid tribute to the dead former Deputy National Woman Leader of the All-Progressives Congress (APC), Kemi Nelson.

66-year-old Kemi, an ally of APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, died on Sunday, according to officials of the Lagos State Government.

Sanwo-Olu described Kemi’s death as a great loss to Lagos State, especially the ruling party, considering her unique position as one of the great mobilisers in the party.

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“The death of Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson is a painful and big loss to me personally. It is also a great loss to the Governance Advisory Council (GAC), our party, APC, the deceased family and friends,” the governor was quoted as saying in a statement by his spokesman, Gboyega Akosile.

“I am saddened by the passage of this indefatigable, devoted, loyal, committed, progressive democrat and team player who played remarkable roles in the success of our party at the state, zonal and national levels during her lifetime.

“Chief Kemi Nelson as a consummate politician and committed leader of her people, especially women, contributed immensely to the growth and development of our great party as APC Women Leader in Lagos and South-West. She also did her best for our dear Lagos State during her tenure as Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

“She will be missed dearly by her family, friends and the entire political class, particularly GAC, chieftains and members of the ruling party across Lagos State and Nigeria.

“I pray that God would grant the soul of our beloved GAC member, Chief Kemi Nelson, eternal rest and comfort to the immediate and political family she left behind.”

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