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Tinubu, what a fatal cut!

style="text-align:justify">“Human says time goes by -

Time says human goes by”

― Anonymous

Sometimes, the cut is fatal, deep and without mercy. So it is for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Jagaban himself.

Death came visiting Tinubu’s home and did so in such a way that it has tasted the very mettle of the man that has defined Nigeria’s politics in many ways.

The Jagaban has weathered many storms, scaled hilltops and swam dangerous waters of politics, but in this new war, no one can tell if he can sail through this.

His son, the heir apparent, the one who delights him to no end and embodies his legacy hence, crossed the Rubicon too early and unexpectedly.

But is it not said life is taken at the sweetest? Do we not know it does not know the innocent from the guilty? That was that fate of Kazeem Olajide last Thursday. Jide died!

He was young, vibrant, and seem healthy, alas, cardiac arrested and he succumbed.

Many now wonder that with all the wealth, with the best possible doctors and a gym at his beck, what possibly could have precipitated such an attack? But that is the mystery of life.

Nobody could have summed up Jide’s life better than his father, the Asiwaju. He wrote:  “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. 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. Mortality comes upon us all. We have no choice in that but we do have a choice whether we shall be good or bad, just or unjust. Let us all strive toward the best in ourselves.”

What words can console a grieving father who has lost a beloved son? One can only say; may the Good Lord, stand by and with you in your hour of Golgotha.


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