The National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has lost his son, Jide.
According to a member of the Tinubu family, who asked not to be named because of the sensitive nature of the matter, Jide suddenly collapsed and died from what was suspected to be a heart attack around 9 pm on Tuesday.
“However, after the incidence, close family members rushed him down to hospital on Lagos Island where he was confirmed dead on arrival,” the source told journalists in Lagos.
Chairman of APC in Lagos, Otunba Henry Ajomale confirmed Jide’s death in a short statement he (Ajomale) issued on Wednesday.
“It’s with regrets that I inform you of the demise of Mr. Jide Tinubu, the Son of Our dear and esteemed Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” the statement said.
Support has been coming in for the family, with many taking to social media to commiserate with the family.
“I commiserate with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over the sudden death of his son, Jide.May God console the Asiwaju Tinubu’s family & may his soul RIP,” Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State tweeted.