Asue Ighodalo, a brother to Ituah Ighodalo, a senior pastor of Trinity House Church in Lagos, has revealed how close he was to Ibidun, the latter’s late wife.
Ibidun’ s death shocked Asue Ighodalo to the bone marrow and for someone who also shares the same birthday date with him, it was a bad one as he will virtually remember Ibidun anytime he celebrates his birthdays.
He supported his only brother, Ituah throughout the trying period, and also made the vote of thanks during Ibidun’s burial where he revealed their closeness as his only brother, how they were brought up and how they will forever cherish Ibidun.
In his words at the funeral, he said:
“Brusta, I call Ituah, Brusta up till now, his church people have tried to dissuade me but it is difficult, it is something we shared for 40 to 50 years so I am so used to it.
I share a deep relationship with Ituah and his wife. Ituah called me about 6.30 am that fateful morning to tell me about his wife’s death. I did not get myself because I call Ibidun my twin but to cut the story short, when I caught up with Ituah that day, I could not believe his strength, I was just watching him.
I begin to wonder what kind of man is my brother. Ibidun is my twin. We were born on the same day but different generations. She is my friend, my daughter, my wife. What she could not tell Ituah she will tell me first then we work it out with Ituah. From that Sunday morning, I drew strength from Ituah, Ituah was the one that gave Ibidun’s mum strength.
Then same morning, Ituah said he had to conduct a funeral, he was the one that consoled all the brothers and sisters of the young man that died, when people could not even believe whether it was same morning the incident happened or not, I was just watching him and I drew strength from this.
Brusta, you are the real guy, God almighty will always be with you. Thank you for being Ibidun’s husband. We were brought up to let our spouses fly so thank you for letting Ibidun fly”.