The Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC South Africa chapter, Dr Taiye Abe, is dead. He was aged 65.
President, Muhammadu Buhari in a statement on Wednesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said he received the news of Abe’s death with sadness.
Buhari sympathised with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased, and urged them to take heart, praying that God will comfort them at this time of sorrow. President Buhari recalls many meetings with the departed on visits to South Africa, and remarks that he was a man with unmistakable love for Nigeria, and deep commitment to the ideals of the All Progressives Congress.
“Dr Abe looked forward to a Nigeria that would take its rightful place among the comity of nations, and passionately believed in a resurgent country we could all be proud of. We will not relent in working towards that goal,” Adesina quoted the President.
He said the President urges members of the APC in South Africa to continue the good work pioneered by Dr Abe, particularly in being worthy ambassadors of the party, and their fatherland.