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Toyin Akindele, Ondo PDP stalwart, dies after days in coma

By News desk

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ondo State chapter, Toyin Akindele, who was involved in an auto crash is dead.

Ajinde, who gave up the ghost at the Trauma Centre in Ondo, had been in coma since the ghastly accident, which occurred on September 6.

It would be recalled that the deceased alongside the senator representing Ondo South at the National Assembly, Nicholas Tofowomo were involved in ghastly road accident which occurred at Igara-Oke axis of the Ilesa-Owo highway while on their way to Akure from an official engagement in Ibadan.

Also, the PDP governorship aspirant in the state, Banji Okunomo as well another female chieftain of the party were involved in the accident.

“It saddened our heart when we heard yesterday that she (Mrs. Ajinde) gave up the ghost in the hospital. Toyin had been in coma since the accident occurred and she took the brute of the impact of the injury she sustained, “one of Ajinde’s family member ,who craved anonymity, said.

Meanwhile, the PDP has described Ajinde’s death an unbearable loss, saying the deceased was a great mobilizer and dedicated party woman who blazed the trail for greater inclusion of women in politics and governance.

In a statement issued by the Director of Media and Publicity, PDP Ondo State,Zadok Akintoye, stated party expressed deep sadness at the news of the death of one of  its foremost women-leader.

“Her demise, which was due to injuries sustained after a vehicular accident along Ilesha-Akure expressway, remains a loss that would be long felt by our party and citizens who met and benefitted from her magnanimity and good nature.

“Toyin was a great mobilizer and dedicated party woman who blazed the trail for greater inclusion of women in politics and governance. Our condolences goes to her husband, children and extended family.We pray that God would grant her family, the fortitude to bear this great and irreplaceable loss,” the party said.

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