By Tunde Oyekola, Osogbo
Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has described as shocking, the death of Jide Tinubu, son of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Aregbesola said the deceased was a young man with promising future, who, sadly, was snatched away by the icy hands of death at his prime.
In a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr. Sola Fasure, Aregbesola said he received the news of Jide’s death with great shock and grief.
He noted that in the African belief system, it is a very sad occurrence for a child to predecease his or her parent, saying Jide’s sudden demise is very painful.
The statement reads: “I received the sad news of the death of Jide Tinubu, the son of the former governor of Lagos State and the Party’s National Leader, Senator Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, with great shock and grief.
“It is very sad to lose a child or any loved one for that matter at his or her prime. Jide’s death is a blow too many to his family, both extended and immediate.
“This indeed, is a very sad moment we all share with our great leader. My heartfelt condolence goes to the entire Tinubu family.
“On behalf of myself, the government and the good people of Osun, I offer our heartfelt condolences to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at this moment of trial.
“We pray Almighty Allah (SWT) bestow on the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable lose and May Allah grant the late Jide eternal rest.”