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 child.
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 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,” 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.