President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday commiserated with the National Leader of the All Progressives Party (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu following the death of Jide, his eldest son.
President Buhari in a telephone call to Tinubu on behalf of the Federal Government and his family offered his deepest condolences to the Tinubu family over the loss.
Describing Jide death as sad and painful, the President, in a statement by Special Adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, 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 the irreparable loss and comfort all those who mourn the passage of the promising young man.
Also, the APC yesterday said it received the sad news of Jide’s death with great shock and grief.
A statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, said, “it is never easy losing a child or any loved one. Indeed, it is hardest when they are taken from us too soon. Many who met the late Jide who was a lawyer, fondly described him as cerebral, industrious and full of life.
“In this moment of grief, the Party offers its sincere condolence and deepest sympathy to His Excellency and other immediate family members over the painful loss.
“May the outpouring of sympathy and the comfort in knowing that the late Jide’s death is felt by many, help the family through this difficult time.”
Meanwhile, Chairman of APC in Lagos State, Henry Ajomale, urged Nigerians and members of the party to commiserate with the former governor of Lagos State.