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Friday, November 03, 2017

Bola Tinubu Issues Press Statement On The Passage Of Son Jide Who Succumbed To Cardiac Arrest

This is so Emotional.....May God give the Tinubu family strength at this time...


Statement by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Passing on of Son Kazeem Olajide Babajide (Oct.12, 1980-Oct.31st 2017)

We want to express our thanks and deep appreciation to all who have demonstrated their sympathy and expressed their condolences over the loss of our eldest son, Jide. I want to especially thank President Muhammadu Buhari, VP Yemi Osinbajo, the state Governors, distinguished Senators particularly Senate President Bukola Saraki, members of the House of Representatives, APC leaders and members and indeed all Nigerians. I thank the traditional rulers for their display of support.

My son was a highly intelligent person with a vibrant personality and a zest for life. He followed his own course and made his own way on his own terms. Those who knew him could not help but like him. Yet, he was taken away by cardiac arrest when it seemed he had so much life to still live. This is a reminder that we must live each day to its best as none of us know when our last day shall be. Mortality comes upon us all. We have no choice in that but we do have a choice whether we shall be good or bad, just or unjust. Let us all strive toward the best in ourselves.

Jide lived for so long in London and there he has left behind a darling wife and three precious boys. My wife Remi and I have gone to London to be with them at this painful time to support and help them. Please excuse our absence from Lagos for a while but it is essential that we are with them. Prayers are being offered and will continue to be offered for the repose of his soul. I have suffered a grave loss that no parent would like to bear. As a father, I must spend time putting my arms around the family he has left behind.

We must seek a lesson in every loss. Your reaction to my son’s passing has taught me that we can be a people of profound love and humanity when we want to be. People of every tribe, region, faith and every political affiliation have expressed their sympathy and extended to me the embrace of a brother or sister. Even those who don’t agree with me politically have shown strong support and care indistinguishable from that of my associates. This says so much about the innate goodness in all of us. For no matter what, we are not foes or enemies. We are all of one human stock, a single nation, one family.

I wish I could bring my son back but I cannot. However, what I can do is to be more caring and helpful to the living as I know this is what Jide would want to become of his passing. Let us all take a lesson from this and think a bit more about our fellow man, our neighbor, our fellow Nigeria. Let us live as we were meant to live with each other in greater peace, compassion and love. If only this can happen, I know my son will be happy.

Again, as we are away from Lagos, we thank you for the love you have shown and ask that you not only show it to us but to each other. Please continue to pray for him wherever you are.

Thank you and may God bless you all.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
November 3, 2017.

27 comments:

  1. May his soul rest in peace...
    No parent should ever go through this.. So sad.

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    1. As sad as it is, Tinubu has caused more harm than good to Nigerians. Without him, Buhari would not be president and for that, he can go to hell for all the people that have died as a result of their evil, greed and incompetence.

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    2. So sad. To lose a child at that age is traumatizing. God rest his soul

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    3. Not trying to be insensitive but I heard he died from drug overdose and was taken to the general hospital were tango was taken and was confirmed dead on arrival. May his soul rest in peace.

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  2. Burying your child when you are alive is the worst thing that can happen to a man.so sorry for your lost Sir

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    1. God ll comfort the family he left behind...

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    2. A pain too much to bear,a grieve that linger for as long as the parent lives, a void so difficult to fill. I pray the Lord upholds Asiwaju's entire family in this troublent and grievous time. Amen.

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    3. If his son benefitted from the misery his dad put on Nigerians, then no RIP from me. What about the people his dad killed?

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    4. Anonymous, take it easy biko. Pray never to experience this kinda loss Haba!! 🙄

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  3. It is not easy to loose a child at all,not to talk of d aged ones,may he continue to rest in d bossom of almighty#lesson# dis life is temporary

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  4. Na wa. RIP Jide.

    I am sure it is not Remi that birth Jide. All the same it is still painful.

    People are just dying anyhow in this mber months

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  5. That pain strikes deep down inside. It's not an easy one may the Lord be with you in this time

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  6. May the Lord strengthen his family.

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  7. So so sad. Rip Jide. May God give your family fortitude to bear your loss.

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  8. So sad, may God comfort the family.

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  9. Rip Jide! Truly this world na paw paw!

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  10. Kaiii may God console him and his family and grant Jide a peaceful rest, Amen!!

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  11. This is the saddest thing for any parent. Burying ones child. May God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

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  12. This press release is further attestation of Tinubu's incontestable Position as the Jagaban of Liars in Nigeria. It is one thing to deny your Iragbiji ancestral roots on the Altar of Politics, it is however totally unacceptable to attempt to reconstruct your own offspring after his death.

    Dear Sir, it would have been more honorable to have simply kept quiet or to have just thanked those that commiserated with you on the death of Jide, rather than dishing out the press statement full of lies that you just did.
    Those of us who knew Jide while you lived at Balarabe Musa crescent felt insulted by the lies written here.

    How on earth could you have written that Jide was born in 1980? To cover your own lies about your age? Why was Jide kept out of public view? Those who work at Alausa know the truth about that question. Jide has a living mother who lives at Abraham Adesanya Ajah, how come no mention was made of her at all in your press release of Lies?

    Sorry sir, which Jide had been living in London? The young man has been in the country since the late 90s till he died. The lies are too much in that release and it hurts. But for the sake of Jide, I will not go further. The Big Question is, why was he kept in the background? ..... the truth , the answer is very sad indeed. To attempt to score cheap political points with Jide's death felt highly repulsive.

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  13. Tinubu is the very epitome of our national failure. A man who has taken Lagos to ransom with his greed & callousness. How much blood is on his hands, I wonder !.

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  14. Nigerians are too sentimental. Is Tinubu's son better than all other Nigerians & Lagosians that have perished because of Tinubu. Nonsense. Stop sentiments. These politicians have blood on their hands.

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  15. Older crowd hands at work here!
    Make dem take close clook at the family members, political & business associates. So many toxic & poisons works like a sudden fatal heart attack.
    Nigerian step mothers r among the most evil. No naija woman has true feelings or genuine love for another's child/ren. All they do is to pretend & fake love!!!
    Ndi ara!

    If Camilla, Prince Charles new wife now is a naija woman, William & Harry for don either run mad, or died by now from mysterious cancer or sudden heart attack.

    Nigerian step mothers & step fathers r from hell.

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  16. Sorry for ur loss sir

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  17. So, sorry for your loss, Mr. Tinubu & family. Hopefully, in Jide's memory you and your friends will move fast to improve healthcare resources and response time, particularly, in situations like cardiac arrests and similar emergencies for Naijas as a whole. God bless. QED@atm

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