Monday, 29 October 2012
Tunde Ponnle’s wife dies at 68
Nigerian Tribune learnt that Mrs Ponle died in a Cardiff Hospital yesterday morning during a brief illness at the age of 68.
Speaking in a telephone conversation with the Nigerian Tribune, the deceased’s daughter, Mrs Bukky Adubi, confirmed the death, saying that it happend on Monday morning.
Burial arrangement, according to her, would be announced later.
Meanwhile, former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has described the death of Chief (Mrs) Ponnle as “a great loss to Nigeria and to Osun State in particular.”
Oyinlola, who is also the national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and president of the Nigerian Golf Federation, in his reaction, said it was a rude shock, stressing that her death had made Nigeria poorer.