Despite being a practicing Muslim, Chairman of the Lagos state All Progressives Congress, Mr Tunde Balogun, sang in celebration of life and times of the former state treasurer, Princess Olasumbo Rebecca Ajose at the Service Of Songs held yesterday at the party secretariat on Acme Road, Ogba, Lagos.
He said, “A sad moment for members of the APC in the state to mourn our sister. It shouldn’t be mourning. We are here to celebrate her. She was born into royal family and lived it. She was pretty, passionate and fashionable. She has gone the way of all mortals.”
Balogun thereafter bursts into a song, “Immortal invincible, God only wise.” As the party faithful and others at the celebration of life joined him in chorus to celebrate the late treasurer.
It was a night of tributes of sort as party members, family and friends took their turn to eulogize Princess Ajose.
The officiating priests from Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries where Prince Ajose worshipped till she breath her last were not left out. The pastors and choir from the Headquarters of the church in Yaba sang and prayed for the family and friends of the departed Treasurer.
Lanre Ogunyemi ,APC state secretary while given his testimony held back tears as he recounts the fond memories of Princess Ajose: “it’s most heart rendering to stand here in remembrance of a wonderful colleague. Someone we all cherish for her industrious, trustworthiness and generosity. As secretary of the party, who’s standing in a vantage position, I still receive gift from Sumbo. I was with her before she travels . “I pray that God will grant her soul a repose in the bosoms of the Lord.”
Hon. Lanre Saheed, a member of the House of Assembly said Princess Ajose was a Woman of virtue.
“We worked together. We worked for more than seven years, I can’t pick hole in what she does. We thank God that she started well and ended well. It’s going to be a great loss to the people of Kosofe, her friends and loved ones.
Pastor Ajose, the younger brother of Princess Ajose, however betrayed emotion when she was called to testify about her sister.
“She was beautiful and caring. She’s motherly. Despite the fact that I’m the last born, she listens to me. Rest In Peace dear sister.
“Ahaaaa! Sumbo! Sun re o!