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Babangida Former Military President condoles with the Abiola family

He was a very brutally frank family man who abhorred malice. I feel a sense of personal loss at the news of his death.

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Ibrahim Babangida

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd.), in a statement, has condoled with the family of late Mubashiru Abiola, MKO Abiola’s brother.

Gen. Babangida said “On behalf of my family, let me use this medium to convey my heartfelt condolence to the family of late Mubashiru Abiola, which sad event took place a week ago.

APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari visits former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida play

APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari visits former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida

(Lola Shoneyin)

 

“As a member of the Abiola family, I had a very robust and close relationship with him; a relationship that spanned over three decades.

“Even though his death came to me as a shock, I am consoled by the fact that he lived a very honest and straight-forward life not given to sentiments. He was very down-to-earth, unassuming, and a devout Muslim, whose sense of purpose was not in doubt.

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Former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida

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“Despite the annulment of June 12 general elections presumed to have been won by his elder brother and irrespective of the backlash, our relationship still blossomed; largely because he understood the circumstances that necessitated our action.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan visits former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida in Minna, Niger State. play

Former President Goodluck Jonathan visits former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida in Minna, Niger State.

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“He was a very brutally frank family man who abhorred malice. I feel a sense of personal loss at the news of his death.

“But since death is the last testament of man, one can only wish the Almighty Allah grant him Aljanat Firdaus and console the family he left behind. May the Almighty Allah, give them the fortitude to bear with this painful loss.”

 

 

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