Former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu has lamented that he wish he could bring his son back to life.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), reportedly disclosed that his eldest son, Jide died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday.
According to reports, Tinubu said no parent should experience such bereavement, adding, “I wish I could bring back my son, but I can’t.”
“My son was a highly intelligent person with a vibrant personality and a zest for life. He followed his own course and made his own way on his own terms,” Tinubu was quoted to have said.
“Those who knew him could not help but like him. Yet, he was taken away by cardiac arrest when it seemed he had so much life to still live.
“This is a reminder that we must live each day to its best, as none of us know when our last day shall be,” he said.
The former governor said he and his wife were currently in London to console Jide’s wife and his “three precious boys.”
He expressed gratitude to all those who have reached out to him during the trying period.
Tinubu stated, “Please, excuse our absence from Lagos for a while; but it is essential that we are with them.
“Prayers are being offered and will continue to be offered for the repose of his soul. I have suffered a grave loss that no parent would like to bear.
“As a father, I must spend time putting my arms around the family he has left behind,” said the APC national leader.