President Muhammadu Buhari has been saddened by the news of the death of the Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, South Africa chapter, Dr Taiye Abe. He was aged 65.
In a statement from the Nigerian President on Wednesday the, by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on the death of the party chairman in the diaspora, explained that the late Dr Abe’s love for the nation was second to none.
He said his love for Nigeria was unmistakable and that he had a deep commitment to the ideals of the party.
Buhari, expressing sincere sympathy with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased APC Chairman, and urging them to take heart, said, “God will comfort you at this time of sorrow.”
Elaborating on his encounter during Dr Taiye Abe’s lifetime, Buhari revealed how the late party chairman was looking forward to the new Nigeria being called for by the citizens before his demise.
“Dr Abe looked forward to a Nigeria that would take its rightful place among the comity of nations, and passionately believed in a resurgent country we could all be proud of”, he said.
Afterward, president Buhari called on party members in South Africa to keep pursuing the vision and mission of Taiye Abe as he had been a wonderful ambassador and true representative of the nation and the party.
Buhari also assured Nigerians that the country would keep working towards achieving a better and well-deserving Nigeria.
“We will not relent in working towards that goal,” Buhari said.