The first son of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Jide is dead.
His death on Wednesday was confirmed by the Lagos State Chairman of the APC, Chief Henry Ajomale.
The APC described the deceased as a cerebral and industrious young man who was full of life, saying it received the news of his death with great shock and grief.
In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the party said it is always never easy to lose a child or loved one, especially when they are taken rather too soon.
The statement reads: “The All Progressives Congress (APC) has 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, H.E. Sen. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, with great shock and grief.
“It is never easy losing a child or any loved one. Indeed, it is hardest when they are taken from us too soon. Many who met the late Jide Tinubu, who was a lawyer, fondly described him as cerebral, industrious and full of life.
“In this moment of grief, the Party offers its sincere condolence and deepest sympathy to His Excellency and other immediate family members over the painful loss. May the outpouring of sympathy and the comfort in knowing that the late Jide’s death is felt by many, help the family through this difficult time.
“We pray Almighty Allah (SWT) grant the late Jide eternal rest.”
Meanwhile, VIPs across the nation, mainly members of the APC, have taken to their social media pages to express their condolences.
Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, said via his verified Twitter handle, “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 was such a wonderful soul. Good Night, dear cousin,” said Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu, who is currently representing Ikeja Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly.
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.”