Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Representatives alongside other delegates, on behalf of the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, paid condolence visits to the families of late politician, Musa Gwadabe and Aminu Dantara who lost his wife some weeks ago.
The visits — done separately on Thursday in Kano State — were disclosed in a press statement from Tinubu’s office and signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz.
Gwadabe, a longstanding political associate of the president-elect, died on Wednesday while Alhaji Dantata had lost his wife, Hajiya Rabi, on April 9, the statement read in part.
Other members of the delegation include the Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare; former EFCC chairman, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu; the president-elect’s media aide, Abdulaziz, and Bello Malabu.
Speaking at the Gwadabe’s residence, Gbajabiamila said the politician’s loss was not only a loss to his family going by his pedigree and contributions to nation-building.
He said Asiwaju Tinubu values the relationship, which existed between him and the late Gwadabe which was why he wanted to pay the condolence visit personally but for exigencies of the moment.
He described Gwadabe as a forthright progressive politician and honourable man who supported the president-elect all through.
Condoling Dantata over his wife’s loss, Gbajabiamila said the pains of losing a life partner could only be relieved by the memories of the exemplary life the deceased lived.
While praying for the deceased souls, the speaker called on the two families to immortalize their loved ones by emulating their values.
Both Dantata and Alhaji Nazif Gwadabe, a relative to the deceased politician, expressed appreciation to the delegation and the president-elect for the condolence visit and prayed for the success of the incoming administration.