Buhari speaks to Bisi Akande, follows it up with condolence letter over wife’s demise


Late Madam Omowunmi Bisi Akande, former First Lady of Osun State.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “heart-felt” sadness over the death of Madam Omowunmi Bisi Akande, wife of the founding chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC.

A statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, disclosed that President Buhari made the condolences in a letter penned by him on the heels of an earlier telephone call to the bereaved party chieftain on Wednesday.

According to Garba Shehu, President Buhari in the letter described the death of the 50 years old Madam Omowunmi Akande as “irreparable” loss.

The President’s message reads as follow:  “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.”

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