The Presidency reported that ailing President Muhammadu Buhari called the All Progressives Congress’s Chieftain and the former Governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande in condolence of the death of the wife of the latter.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu revealed this via a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.
According to Shehu, the President’s message to the bereaved reads:
“I received the very sad news of the death of your dearly beloved wife, Madam Omowunmi Akande this morning. I am following our phone call with this letter of condolence, which comes from my heart.
“To lose a wife, a dear wife after 50 years, a constant and loving companion through good and bad times, is a blow only a man of unshakeable faith can withstand. Please extend my personal condolences to the immediate and wider Akande family and to friends of the family for this irreparable loss.
“May Allah give you the strength and Iman to endure her passing away.”
Today’s call of President Buhari is the first of its kind for the ailing 74-year-old man since he left the country for UK over 60 days ago.
Recall, the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo returned yesterday morning after his urgent visit to Buhari in the United Kingdom.