Chris Steven, Abuja
President Buhari has called the founding chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bisi Akande to commiserate with him on the death of his wife, Omowunmi Bisi Akande, who passed away in Ibadan, Oyo state on Tuesday.
She was 73 years old.
A statement issued by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, said the President Buhari wrote a letter of condolence to the bereaved politician hours after the call.
The President’s letter 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”.