- President Muhammadu Buhari mourns the passing of Kenya's longest-serving president Daniel Arap Moi
- The Nigerian president sent a message of condolences to the president, government and the entire people of Kenya
- Buhari prayed for the late politician’s soul and urges the people to uphold the ideals he stood for
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, February 4, reacted to the death of former president of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi, describing him as a frontline nationalist.
The 77-year-old in a condolence message through Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity to the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, and the nation said the late Moi gave his best for the development of his country.
President Buhari in his message of condolence went on to eulogize the former president noting that he was a key factor in the stability of the East African region and Africa in general.
In his statement, Buhari urged the people of Kenya to uphold the ideals of love, peace, progress, unity, and loyalty the late statesman stood for.
While he prayed for the late politician’s soul as Kenya mourns, President Buhari further called on other African leaders to emulate Moi’s virtues.
It would be recalled that former Kenyan president, Daniel Arap Moi, who ruled the country for 24 years, died at the age of 95. He was pronounced dead early on the morning of Tuesday, February 4, by medics at The Nairobi Hospital where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari sent a condolence message to President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, over the death of his brother, Prince Sultan.
The president in a statement through Garba Shehu, one of his media aides, said he received news of the death of Prince Sultan with shock.
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