Chuba Okadigbo’s son killed in car crash, Buhari pays tribute to victim


By Henry Okonkwo

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with family members of former Senate President, late Chuba Okadigbo, over the death of their son, Pharaoh.

Pharaoh, first son of late Okadigbo, was involved in a car accident on Saturday night.

His body has reportedly been deposited at a morgue, according to sources close to the family,

In a statement on Sunday by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said it was sad to lose such a promising young man with potential and passion for youth involvement in socio-political development of Nigeria.

The statement read, “The President notes that the late Pharaoh at an early age keyed into the vision of a better Nigeria not just for the privileged but for all and sundry, which he (the President) shared with the late Chuba, who was his running mate in the 2003 presidential election

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“President Buhari adds that the nation will miss a firm believer in the necessity for the people to work in collaboration with governments at all levels to achieve the better society we all wish for.

“He prays that God Almighty will comfort family, friends and associates, and repose the soul of the departed.”


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