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News of the death of Jide Tinubu, son of APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu broke yesterday and commiserations have poured in from across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari is reported to have called the former Governor of Lagos to express his condolences.
I'm deeply grieved to learn of the passing of Jide Tinubu. My deepest condolences to the Tinubu family on this sad and painful loss.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) November 1, 2017
Senate President, Bukola Saraki has also released a statement which you can read below:
All of us in the Senate are deeply saddened by the untimely passage of Mr. Jide Tinubu, the son of former Senator and top political leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Jide was a promising young man who had what it takes to contribute to the overall wellbeing of his family in particular and the nation in general.
It is highly unfortunate that we lost him so early and we are still pained by his demise.
We pray that God guards, guides and grants Asiwaju Tinubu, his wife, Senator Oluremi and the entire Tinubu family the grace and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
May God also grant the deceased eternal rest.
Read the tweets of some top politicians in Nigeria expressing their condolences to the APC leader:
The late Jide Tinubu was a lawyer of high repute who cut his teeth in the maritime sector and was hardworking and enterprising.
— Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara (@YakubDogara) November 1, 2017
Thoughts and prayers with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the painful, shocking demise of his son, Jide. May the soul of the departed rest in peace
— Chibuike.R. Amaechi (@ChibuikeAmaechi) November 1, 2017
I am left shell shocked by the news of the demise of Jide Tinubu. My thoughts and prayers are with our National leader @AsiwajuTinubu
— Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) November 1, 2017
Deeply saddned to hear about the passing of Jide Tinubu, the son of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. May his soul rest in peace and may the Lord grant his family and friends the grace to bear this irreperable loss. It is a real tragedy.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) November 1, 2017
My deepest condolences to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his family on the great loss of your son. May Allah grant Jide eternal rest. Amen
— Governor Dankwambo (@HEDankwambo) November 1, 2017
I commiserate with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over the sudden death of his son, Jide.May God console the Asiwaju Tinubu's family & may his soul RIP
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) November 1, 2017
My condolence to @AsiwajuTinubu over the demise of his son, may Allah grant Jide eternal rest & comfort the Tinubu family to bear the loss.
— Sen. Jummai Alhassan (@SenAishaAlhassn) November 1, 2017
My heart & prayers are with our leader Asiwaju @AsiwajuTinubu and his family at this time of grief.May the soul of Mr. Jide Tinubu R.I.P. 🙏🏿
— Gbenga Ashafa (@SenGbengaAshafa) November 1, 2017