Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu loses son, Jide

Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu loses son, Jide


PDP Condoles with Tinubu on Son’s Demise

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent condolence message to the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu over the death of his son, Jide.

In a press statement today in Abuja, by its National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the PDP urged Tinubu to take heart, adding that God Almighty “knows the best and understands the circumstances surrounding his sudden departure from us”

The statement read: “National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, CON, on behalf of the National Caretaker Committee, the Organs of the Party and PDP family nationwide; condoles with the National Leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and former Governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu on the demise of his son, Jide Tinubu. This is sad, shocking and very painful.

“We believe that the Almighty God knows the best and understands the circumstances surrounding his sudden departure from us and we pray Him (God), to give his family and the government of Lagos state the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. May the soul of Jide Tinubu rest in perfect peace.

“Once again, accept our condolences. Signed: Prince Dayo Adeyeye National Publicity Secretary”.

News filtered in Wednesday that Jide had passed on. Confirming this in a statement Wednesday, the Chairman of APC in Lagos, Chief Oladele Ajomale expressed sorrow over the demise of Jide, who was a legal practitioner and had founded the company, TSL Limited.

The statement read in part: “Dear Members, it is with regret that I inform you of the demise of Mr. Jide Tinubu, the son of our dear and esteemed leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Please commiserate with him.”

The statement, however, did not provide details and the circumstances under which he died. However, a family source said he died in London after battling with an undisclosed illness.

The source said his father and other members of the family had been very anxious about his health. Jide studied at the University of Liverpool, UK, where he graduated with a Law degree. He obtained a Master’s degree in Maritime Law from the University of London and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999.

He served as the promoter of TSL Limited and also worked in the Legal Department of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited from January 2000 to September 2001.

Prior to this, he had brief stints with Cargo Maritime in Paris, France, a firm of shipbrokers that specialises in petroleum product tankers, and Ocean and Oil Services Ltd.

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