Truly heartbreaking comments from a grieving parent..All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been waxing philosophically over the death of his eldest son, Jide.
Thirty-seven-year old Jide died of cardiac arrest in Lagos on Wednesday.
Reflecting on his son’s death and the sympathy it generated from Nigerians in a statement .
(1) Tinubu said the public reaction to his son’s death had taught him that Nigerians could be “a people of profound love and humanity.”
He said: “We must seek a lesson in every loss. Your reaction to my son’s passing has taught me that we can be a people of profound love and humanity when we want to be.
“People of every tribe, region, faith and every political affiliation have expressed their sympathy and extended to me the embrace of a brother or sister.
“Even those who don’t agree with me politically have shown strong support and care indistinguishable from that of my associates.
“This says so much about the innate goodness in all of us. For no matter what, we are not foes or enemies. We are all of one human stock, a single nation, one family.”
(2). My son’s death is also a reminder that we must live each day to its best, as none of us know when our last day shall be.
“Mortality comes upon us all. We have no choice in that. But we do have a choice whether we shall be good or bad, just or unjust.
“Let us all strive toward the best in ourselves.
(3)“Let us all take a lesson from this and think a bit more about our fellow man, our neighbor, our fellow Nigeria.
“Let us live as we were meant to live with each other in greater peace, compassion and love.