President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his heart-felt sadness over the demise of Madam Omowunmi Bisi Akande, who is the wife of the founding chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC.
In a letter written by Buhari on the heels of an earlier telephone call to the Akande on wednesday, he described the loss as “irreparable”. Chief Akande lost his wife of 50 years.
The President’s message 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.”