Tinubu APC Chieftains condole with national leader over son's death

Many of the party leaders have taken to social media pages to express their condolences to Tinubu.

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APC National leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu

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Top government officials and Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have confirmed the death of Jide Tinubu, the oldest son of the ruling party's national leader Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu.

Many of the party leaders have taken to social media pages to express their condolences to the Tinubu family

The Lagos State Chairman of the APC, Chief Henry Ajomale, also confirmed Jide's death to Punch.

"I can confirm to you that Asiwaju lost his oldest son today (Nov. 1, 2017)…", he said.

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, also expressed shock at the news.

"I am left shell shocked by the news of the demise of Jide Tinubu. My thoughts and prayers are with our National leader @AsiwajuTinubu.", he wrote on Twitter.

Honourable Adedamola Richard Kasunmu, who is currently representing Ikeja Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, described the deceased as a "wonderful soul" - "Good Night, dear cousin," he said.

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Also reacting to the loss, the senator representing Lagos East at the National Assembly, Gbenga Ashafa, tweeted, "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."

It is, however, not clear as at the time of filing this report if the diseased was ill prior to his death.