First son of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Jide, is dead.
Early reports suggest that he slumped and died of a heart attack, but confirmation is still awaited from the family.
The party, through its spokesman, Bolaji Abdulahi, said it received the sad news of the death 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,” Abdulahi said.
In a statement he personally signed, House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara wrote: “I commiserate with our national leader,
“I was shocked to receive the sad news of the sudden death of Jide Tinubu.
“The late Jide was a lawyer of high repute who cut his teeth in the maritime sector and was hardworking and enterprising.
“It is saddening that a father buries his son. I can only imagine your pain and grief at this time.
“I pray God almighty to grant you and your family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”