Tinubu Breaks Down In Tears, Releases Statement On The Sudden Painful Death Of His Son, Makes Some Deep Revelations

By Post Nigeria November 3, 2017 19:09

Tinubu Breaks Down In Tears, Releases Statement On The Sudden Painful Death Of His Son, Makes Some Deep Revelations

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, was in tears, on Friday, as he broke silence over the demise of his eldest son, Jide.

Tinubu said no parent should experience such bereavement, adding: “I wish I could bring back my son, but I can’t.”

“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”, Tinubu was quoted to have said.

“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 towards the best in ourselves”, Tinubu said.

Tinubu added that he and his wife were currently in London, to console Jide’s wife and his “three precious boys”.

“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”, he reportedly said.

“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.”

He further expressed gratitude to all those who have reached out to him during the trying period

“We must seek a lesson in every loss. Your reaction to my son’s passing, has taught me that we can be a people of profound love and humanity, when we want to be”, he said.

“People of every tribe, region, faith, and every political affiliation have expressed their sympathy, and extended to me the embrace of a brother or sister.

“Even those who do not 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”, he said.


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