I wish I could bring back my son – Tin­ubu

Weekly Trust - - Front Page - Nu­rudeen Oye­wole, La­gos

The Na­tional Leader of the All Pro­gres­sive Congress (APC), Se­na­tor has is­sued an of­fi­cial state­ment mourn­ing the sud­den death of his son, Jide Tin­ubu even as he ex­pressed re­gret that he wished he could bring back to life. Late Jide, ac­cord­ing to the state­ment, died from car­diac ar­rest.

In a state­ment per­son­ally signed by the APC na­tional leader, a copy of which was made avail­able to Daily Trust in La­gos, Tin­ubu de­scribed his late son as “a highly in­tel­li­gent per­son with a vi­brant per­son­al­ity and a zest for life.”

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, Vice President 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.

“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,” Tin­ubu’s state­ment read.

Tin­ubu, a former La­gos State Gov­er­nor added in his state­ment that the late Jide lived for so long in Lon­don and where he left be­hind his wife and three boys.

“Even those who don’t agree with me po­lit­i­cally have shown strong sup­port and care in­dis­tin­guish­able from that of my as­so­ciates. This says so much about the in­nate good­ness in all of us. For no mat­ter what, we are not foes or en­e­mies. We are all of one hu­man stock, a sin­gle na­tion, one fam­ily.”

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