APC Chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu via his official twitter page has confirmed he lost his eldest son, Jide Tinubu who was 37. Tinubu said Jide died of Cardiac arrest and thanked Nigerians for standing by his family at this time. His tweets…
ABOUT JIDE: (Kazeem Olajide Babajide Tinubu, Born October 12th 1980)
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.
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.
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.
People of every tribe, region, faith and every political affiliation have expressed their sympathy and
extended to me brotherly embrace
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
I wish I could bring my son back but I cannot.
However, what I can do is to be more caring and helpful to the living as I know this is what Jide would want to become of his passing.
Let us all take a lesson from this and think a bit more about our fellow man, our neighbor, our fellow Nigeria.
Again, as we are away from Lagos, we thank you for the love you have shown and ask that you not only show it to us but to each other.
Please continue to pray for him wherever you are. This is Jide Tinubu: