Governor Olusegun Mimiko
By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
More condolences poured in Sunday, for former Military Head of State and the presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the last general election, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, over the death of his daughter, Zulihatu.
Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, in a statement issued in Akure, said he could imagine the pains brought on Buhari by the sudden death of a promising daughter.
“I sincerely condole with you and your family on the death of your eldest daughter, Zulaihatu ,I can well imagine the pain and sorrow this unfortunate occurrence must have brought upon you. I can only but pray that God gives you the grace to bear the irreparable loss,” he said.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Dr. Bukola Saraki, in a statement by his media aide, Akintoba Fatigun, stated: “I received with great sadness the news of the sudden demise of Zulaihatu. It is more shocking to learn of this sad event at a time she’s expect to contribute her quota to the development of our dear country.”
On its part, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) said the party’s leadership and the entire members shared the deep pain brought by Zulaihatu’s untimely death.
A statement issued yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said: “Gen. Buhari should be assured that he is in our every thought and prayer at this difficult time. May God also grant eternal rest to the departed, and may HIS light perpetually shine upon her.”
Also, the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) said it received with pain and sadness the news of the death of Zulaihatu.
The party in a statement stated: “We share the grief and sorrow of the untimely demise of General Buhari’s dearly beloved daughter Zulaihatu. Although death is inevitable, we are however glad that she lived a life worthy of emulation and fulfilled her destiny on earth at a relatively young age. We pray that Almighty God will grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. May her gentle soul rest in peace.”
IPAC also commiserates with President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan over the death of his younger brother, Meni.
“We are deeply touched by the demise of this promising young man. Our heart goes out to his family. May the Lord comfort, console and strengthen all those affected by his death,” IPAC noted.