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.
The OPC Founder urged the family to take solace in the fact that although living a short life, the deceased left behind a good legacy, including three sons capable of carrying forward the family lineage.
In a letter he wrote on Saturday to the APC leader, Fasehun said: “On behalf of my family and the Oodua People’s Congress, I hereby express my profound sympathy over the death of your son, Mr. Jide Tinubu.
“On behalf of my family and the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), let me express profound regrets over the unfortunate death of your beloved son, Jide. May God grant you and the family the strength to shoulder this inestimable loss.
“Please, take consolation in the fact that Jide lived a fruitful life and shared with you the goodness of God in the land of the living.
“Please, do extend our condolences to his widow and his three boys, your grandchildren. Our prayer is that such a sorrow shall never befall your family again.”
According to him, the priority, going forward, should be to ensure that the deceased’s widow and children would neither suffer nor feel the brunt of their father leaving at such a tender age.
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