Tinubu Mourns Exit of Pro-democracy Fighter and Nationalist, Air Commodore Dan Suleiman

Tinubu Mourns Exit of Pro-democracy Fighter and Nationalist, Air Commodore Dan Suleiman

  • The APC bannerman, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has expressed his heartfelt condolence to the family of late Air Commodore Dan Suleiman
  • In his tribute, Tinubu described the late Dan Suleiman as a man of exemplary character and patriotic attributes
  • Tinubu's tribute revealed that the late senior military officer was one of those who fought against military dictatorship

Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has extended his condolence to the family of the late Air Commodore Dan Suleiman.

Tinubu gave his condolence via a statement made available to Legit.ng by his media office on Thursday, February 2.

Bola Tinubu, Air Commodore Suleiman
Bola Tinubu described Air Commodore Suleiman as a steadfast nationalist and pro-democracy fighter. Photo: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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As contained in the statement, Tinubu described the late-senior military officer as a man embedded with the virtues of a steadfast nationalist and pro-democracy fighter

Tinubu reminisced on the life of the deceased noting that he was one of those who fought for the unity of the country while in exile.

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The APC presidential bannerman said:

"Commodore Suleiman was a Comrade-at-arms in our democratic struggle and fight against the military dictatorship. While in exile together, we found strength and courage in him.
"He was a steadfast nationalist and pro-democracy fighter who rose above primordial sentiments- ethnicity and religion-to ensure justice, fair play and the course of national unity are served in our country."

Dan Suleiman was a patriot - Tinubu

Tinubu said the deceased will always be remembered for his patriotic attributes and service to the military during the peak of his career.

He said the former military governor of Plateau State carved a niche for himself following a successful stint under the administration of late-General Murtala Mohammed in the mid-70s.

In his condolence message and tribute, Tinubu urged the family and associates of the late patriot to seek comfort in his extraordinary career and service to Nigeria.

He said:

"I salute a worthy officer and gentleman. Like many others who also encountered him, I will deeply miss him."

Air Commodore Suleiman was a prominent member of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that fought against the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election won by late Chief MKO Abiola and the restoration of democratic rule in Nigeria.

Emotional Tinubu pays last respect to powerful northern prince who died in Egypt

In another development, Bola Tinubu has paid tribute to the family of late Ambassador Shehu Malami who died in Cairo, Egypt.

The deceased was a former Nigeria High Commissioner to South Africa and the Sokoto Caliphate's crown prince.

The APC chieftain described the late high commissioner as a distinguished statesman.

Tinubu mourns Lagos lawmaker who slumped, died after attending Jos rally

Meanwhile, presidential team of the ruling All Progressives Congress has expressed deep sorrow over the death of a prominent lawmaker.

According to a statement, Tinubu described the death of the late Hon. AbdulSobur Olawale as a great loss to Lagos State and the party at large.

Meanwhile, Olawale slumped during the APC rally in Plateau on Tuesday and was confirmed dead at the hospital where he was later rushed to.

Source: Legit.ng

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