The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), has condoled President Goodluck Jonathan over the death of his younger brother, Meni, who passed on recently after a brief illness.
Jonathan’s younger brother, who had been battling an undisclosed illness, was flown in from the president’s home state, Bayelsa, on Sunday last week to the Aso Rock Villa Medical Centre for treatment.
His demise was announced in a statement by the Special Adviser to the president on Media, Dr. Reuben Abati on Sunday.
In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the ACN, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party wrote that it was saddened by the unfortunate incident.
"We commiserate with President Jonathan and his entire family on their painful loss, and pray that God will give them the strength and succour to tide over this difficult time. May He also grant repose to the soul of the departed,’’ ACN said.
Mohammed in the four-paragraph statement prayed that God would grant the family of the President, the courage and fortitude to bear the loss, which it claimed was shocking.
Lamenting the loss, Mohammed on behalf of his party stated that "The death of any young and promising person is always a loss not only to his or her family but to the country, which needs all the energy and creativity of its youths to achieve its potentials.”