- Bola Ahmed Tinubu has condoled with the family of late Senator Adekunle Muse
- Tinubu recalled that Muse was one of the backbones of his administration as a governor
- The APC's national leader described Muse as committed, dedicated in service and devout as a Muslim
The death of Senator Muniru Adekunle Muse who represented Lagos central senatorial district has saddened Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Commiserating with the bereaved family in a condolence message made available to Legit.ng by the Tinubu Media office, the former governor of Lagos revealed that Muse was very instrumental to the success of his administration back in 1999.
Tinubu noted that as the chairman of Apapa local government area, late Senate Muse was very committed and dedicated to the development of not only his constituency, but also of the state and Nigeria.
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In the statement, the APC leader recalled: “A loyal party man and stabilizing factor in Lagos politics, his contributions to the Action Congress and later the All Progressives Congress were invaluable.
“Senator Muse was a devout Muslim who deployed all that he was blessed with in the propagation of Islam."
The former governor disclosed that Muse' devout nature led him to be "named a member of the management committee of Lagos Central Mosque."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Muse was dead. Legit.ng gathered that the former lawmaker represented Lagos central senatorial district at the Senate.
Muse died on the morning of Tuesday, June 2, at the Ahmadiyya Hospital in Apapa after a brief illness.
The deceased was said to have been ill on Saturday, May 30, and he was rushed to the Ahmadiyya Hospital in Apapa where he was admitted until he breathed his last early on Tuesday, June 2. He died at the age of 80. He celebrated his 80th birthday on Sunday, May 17.
Muse represented Lagos Central in the Senate between 2007 and 2011 and he was succeeded by Senator Oluremi Tinubu had been organising a football tournament annually in his honour.
He was the chairman of Apapa local government between 1999 and 2002, the executive secretary of the local government between 2003 and 2004, and was re-elected chairman of the local government again in 2004, a position he held until his election into the Senate in 2007.
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