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Tinubu Sympathises With Sultan Over Death Of Brother…The Second This Year

Former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

BEVERLY HILLS, April 25, (THEWILL) – All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has commiserated with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, over the passing of the monarch’s elder brother, Alhaji Buhari Abubakar III.

Until his death at Usmanu Danfodiyo Teaching Hospital, Sokoto after a protracted illness, this weekend, the deceased was the District Head of Sokoto North.

THEWILL reports that the Sultan had in January this, also, lost his younger brother, Alhaji Abubakadir Jeli Abubakar, 68, who died after a protracted illness.

Jeli was a former Councillor in Sokoto.

In his condolence message over the latest mishap, the former Governor prayed for the repose of the soul of the late Abubakar.

Contained in a statement by his media office in Lagos, Tinubu’s message described the deceased as a devoted Muslim and excellent community leader who impacted his people positively.

Tinubu said in the statement: “I express my deepest condolences to His Eminence, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, over the passing of his elder brother, Alhaji Buhari Abubakar III. May Almighty Allah console and comfort him and the entire Abubakar family over this loss.

“Alhaji Abubakar III was an excellent community leader who impacted the people of his Sokoto North District positively.

“He was also a devoted Muslim who contributed immensely towards the propagation of Islam in his domain and beyond.

“I pray that Almighty Allah give the wife, children and indeed all those he left behind the strength to live with his demise. May He guide, guard and protect them through this difficult moment.

“May Almighty Allah also grant repose of the soul of Alhaji Abubakar. May He admit him to Aljanna Firdaus. Amin.”