National Chairman (Association of Local Government Vice Chairmen of Nigeria) ALGOVC, and Executive Vice Chairman of Ikorodu LGA, Lagos, Aarebirin Hon. Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba has conveyed her shock over the demise of APC chieftain, Chief Kemi Nelson on the 17th of July 2022.
Princess Folashade, who expressed her sadness, described the late Kemi Nelson as an incredible activist, prominent politician, and Mentor.
She continued, “Our beloved Mummy was a Governance Council Advisory Member in Lagos state and former APC National Southwest Women Leader, a nationalist and grassroots mobiliser”.
“Chief Mrs Olukemi Nelson ranked highly within our progressive front. She was relentless, she was dedicated, and she worked assiduously for the creation of the Nigeria of our dreams”.
“She could well have achieved and sustained personal success as a private citizen concerning herself solely with the welfare of her family. Instead, she passionately committed herself to politics as a vehicle for her to contribute to the common good of all”.
“Throughout her life, Our Mummy Dearest Yeyeshewa Chief Mrs Olukemi Nelson did much for the development of Lagos, the cause of progressivism, and the progress of Nigeria. As Commissioner, she began the Skills Acquisition and Empowerment Centres in various Local Government Areas across Lagos which, to this day, continue to empower disadvantaged women, men and youths in the State”.
“Unforgettable Yeyeshewa of the Universe Chief Mrs Olukemi Nelson shall never be forgotten for her past sacrifice for Lagos and indeed Nigeria; she will be remembered. For her commitment to the womenfolk and the oppressed, she will be celebrated”.
“Yeyeshewa, for me will always be known for her motherly love, dedicated teacher, always expecting to get the best out of everyone, abiding tolerance for God and humanity, and for always being there for us and our progressive cause”.
“I commiserate with her first family, particularly her husband and children. I mourn with our Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and our great APC family worldwide”.
We have all lost an illustrious woman. May we all have the strength to live with this passage. I pray that God Almighty grant her rest in perfect peace. Eternal Rest, My Most Beautiful Queen of Hearts Chief Mrs Olukemi Nelson (Yeyeshewa of the Universe)” Princess Folashade Surmised.