Founder and President of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has extended commiserations to the family of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the death of the APC leader’s first son, Kazeem Olajide Babajide Tinubu, saying that, Nigerians’ solidarity with the family over the unfortunate incident spelt hope for Nigerian unity.
Fasehun said the outpouring of emotions and sympathies since the demise of Jide showed that Nigerians would put aside primordial sentiments and politics to share in their neighbour’s moment of grief.
“It means there is hope for Nigeria to become a strong, united country,” he said, in a press statement issued at the weekend, following a private letter to the Jagaban Borgu.
Fasehun said he understood that the death of the young man was harrowing and traumatic for the parents and the entire family.
He bemoaned the fact that Jide was such a promising young man who, although from a privileged background, chose to chart his own way through the rough and narrow path.
“And he showed by dint of his personal success that he was a true son of such a highly resourceful professional and ingenious politician as Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” he said.
In similar vein, the Osun Chairman of the Alliance of Collaborating Political Parties (ACPP), Prince Adesoji Masilo has condoled with the former governor of Lagos State and Chieftain of the ruling party (APC), Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the death of his son, Mr. Jide Tinubu.
Prince Masilo, the pioneer Chairman of IPAC in Osun state in a condolence message issued on behalf of the umbrella body of political parties loyal to the cause of the current governor of the state Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola prayed that the Almighty Allah grant Mr. Jide Tinubu Al-jannah Fidau.
Also organisation known as Bola Ahmed Tinubu Society (BATS), an organisation founded to promote the life and works of the former Lagos State governor, governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Sunday in Ibadan, commiserated with their mentor, Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the recent death of his son, Mr. Jide Tinubu.
Mr. Wole Adedoyin, the National Coordinator of the organisation described the death of Mr. Jide Tinubu as depressing and disheartening and prayed that Allah would grant the deceased Aljanah Firdaus and the Tinubu’s family the fortitude to bear the loss.