National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who a few days ago lost his eldest son, Jide, has revealed that the younger Tinubu died of cardiac arrest.

Tinubu revealed this through statement on Friday, just as he expressed appreciation for all the condolences and goodwill messages from Nigerians to him and his family following the tragic and sudden death of their son.

Asiwaju Tinubu, who personally thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, traditional rulers, state governors, legislators, APC leaders and all Nigerians, for the sympathy shown his family and him, described the late Jide as an intelligent individual with a zest for life, and one whose presence would be missed.

The Tinubu’s statement reads:


“We want to express our thanks and deep appreciation to all who have demonstrated their sympathy and expressed their condolences over the loss of our eldest son, Jide.  I want to especially thank President Muhammadu Buhari, VP Yemi Osinbajo, the state Governors, distinguished Senators particularly Senate President Bukola Saraki, members of the House of Representatives, APC leaders and members and indeed all Nigerians. I thank the traditional rulers for their display of support.

“My son was a highly intelligent person with a vibrant personality and a zest for life. He followed his own course and made his own way on his own terms. Those who knew him could not help but like him. Yet, he was taken away by cardiac arrest when it seemed he had so much life to still live.

“This is a reminder that we must live each day to its best as none of us know when our last day shall be. Mortality comes upon us all. We have no choice in that but we do have a choice whether we shall be good or bad, just or unjust. Let us all strive toward the best in ourselves.

“Jide lived for so long in London and there he has left behind a darling wife and three precious boys. My wife, Remi, and I have gone to London to be with them at this painful time to support and help them.

“Please excuse our absence from Lagos for a while but it is essential that we are with them. Prayers are being offered and will continue to be offered for the repose of his soul. I have suffered a grave loss that no parent would like to bear. As a father, I must spend time putting my arms around the family he has left behind.

SOURCE: Independent Newspaper


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