A member of the Tinubu family has
revealed the manner in which Jide Tinubu, first son of the APC national
leader, Bola Tinubu, died.
According to Daily Post, Jide suddenly
collapsed and died from what was suspected to be a heart attack around
9pm on Tuesday, October 31.
Jide, 43, an accomplished lawyer, was said to have complained of chest pain before he collapsed.
“However, after the incidence, close
family members rushed him down to hospital on Lagos Island where he was
confirmed dead on arrival,” the unnamed family member said.
He added that the tragic news was kept
secret because the APC national leader was in Abuja for the National
Executive Committee meeting of his party.
Chairman of APC in Lagos state, Otunba
Henry Ajomale, was the one who confirmed Jide’s death in a short
statement sent to party members on Wednesday, November 1.
“It’s with regrets that I inform you of
the demise of Mr. Jide Tinubu, the son of our dear and esteemed leader,
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” the statement sent via text message read.
Prominent Nigerians have been sending condolence messages to Tinubu following the death of his death.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, has commiserated with Tinubu, over the death of Jide.
In a statement sent to NAIJ.com by his
chief press secretary, Terver Akase, Governor Ortom described the demise
of the brilliant lawyer as quite shocking and painful.
He urged Nigerians of goodwill to remember the bereaved family in prayers.
The governor expressed his deepest
condolences to the Tinubu family and the entire people of Lagos state
and prayed that God grant the soul of Jide Tinubu eternal rest and his
family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear the irreparable
Also, President Muhammadu Buhari reached out to the APC national leader as he mourns his son.
The president offered his condolences to
the Tinubu family in a statement released on Wednesday, November 1, by
his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina; and also
called the APC national leader on the phone, to commiserate with him
over the unfortunate incident.