One of the key leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has lost one of his sons, Jide.
His bereavement was announced Wednesday by the chairman of the APC in Lagos, Mr. Henry Ajomale.
“It’s with regrets that I inform you of the demise of Mr. Jide Tinubu, the Son of Our dear and esteemed Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” the statement said.
The deceased is the first son of the politician. He was a lawyer.
No other information was provided as to the cause of death or where the death occurred.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari in a telephone call Wednesday to Asiwaju Tinubu on behalf of the Federal Government and his family offered his deepest condolences to the Tinubu family over the loss of Jide.
Describing the transition of Jide as “sad and painful,” the President said that the nation has been denied the services and potentials of the resourceful lawyer.
He prayed that God will grant the Tinubu family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss, and comfort all who mourn the passage of the promising gentleman, from Aso Rock said.
Also, a former Vice President and frontline All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Atiku Abubakar has expressed shock and anguish over the sudden death of Jide.
In a personal message by the Waziri Adamawa, Atiku commiserates with the Tinubu family counseling them not to lose faith in the will of Allah despite the oddity of the present pain and challenges they may have found themselves in.
“Nothing happens in this world without the will of Allah. How long we live or when to die is all ordained by the Almighty. But it’s most heart-breaking for any parent to bury his or her own child. I pray that Almighty Allah would grant the Asiwaju and Senator Remi, his wife, and the rest of the family the fortitude to bear this huge loss”, Atiku said.