President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday expressed his “heart-felt” sympathy with a founding member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bisi Akande over the death of his wife, Omowunmi Bisi Akande.
Buhari, who is currently recuperating from an undisclosed illness in London described the loss as an “irreparable” one.
This was contained in a letter he personally wrote, following an earlier telephone call to the bereaved APC Chieftain and was contained in a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu.
Buhari’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.” This is coming at a time the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo said his principal is recuperating fast and will return to the country soon.
Against this backdrop, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose had faulted the comments of Osinbajo, saying he would expose damaging pictures showing that Buhari is critically ill.