President Buhari and ex-president Obasanjo have reacted to the news of the death of Robert Mugabe.
In a statement by his special aide, Mr Femi Adesina, President Buhari commiserated with family members, friends and political associates of the political activist who fought for the independence of the country from colonial rule, and lived most of his life in public service.
President Buhari stated that he believes Mugabe’s sacrifices, especially in struggling for the political and economic emancipation of his people, will always be remembered by posterity.
He prayed that the Almighty God will grant the soul of the former president rest and comfort his loved ones.
In a letter made available to reporters on Friday by his media assistant, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo condoled with the government and the people of Zimbabwe over the loss of their former leader who died aged 95.
The former president noted that Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced that the nonagenarian died in the early hours of September 6 in Singapore.
He described the late Zimbabwean leader as an indomitable fighter who contributed in no small measure to the liberation of his country from the apartheid and oppressive radicalism.
Obasanjo’s said he received the news of the death with immense sadness and commiserated with Mugabe’s family and the people of the South African country.
According to him, Mugabe was one of the greatest African freedom fighters to have walked on the African soil and his death is a big loss to the continent.
The elder statesman asked sympathisers to take solace in the memory of the late Zimbabwean leader’s total dedication and commitment to the service of his people and for the cause of justice.
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