APC Condoles Jonathan Over Sister’s Death


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commiserated with President Goodluck Jonathan on the untimely death of his sister, urging him to take solace in God for the unquantifiable loss.

In a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the loss of a loved one is always an unfathomable tragedy, which is compounded when such death occurs at an unripe age.

”We pray that God will grant repose to the soul of the departed, comfort the President and his entire family and give them the strength to bear their loss.
”We also wish the immediate family of the deceased God’s succour in their moment of darkness,” it said.

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan had on Sunday announced the passing away of his younger sister, Mrs. Nancy Jonathan-Olei.

Meanwhile, Governors of the Nineteen Northern states in Nigeria have condoled with President Goodluck Jonathan over the dead of his sister, Nancy Jonathan-Olei.

In a statement by Chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum, and Governor of Niger State, Mu’azu Aliyu, the governors described the death of Mrs. Jonathan-Olei, as unfortunate and a huge loss to the family.

Aliyu sympathised with the first family and urged President Jonathan to see the death as an act of God. The Governors also prayed Allah grants the family of the bereaved the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

“Let me condole with President Goodluck Jonathan and his entire family over the death of his younger sister Mrs. Nancy Jonathan-Olei. Death is what we must all prepare for as human beings but whenever it happens like this, it only reminds us that we are mere mortals. It is therefore my prayer that Allah grant her Aljanatu Firdaus.”

Aliyu said the only way the family can immortalize her is by ensuring that all what she worked for are preserved, well propagated and constantly reflected upon, adding that her passing should bond the family the more.