LAGOS, Nigeria – Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National leader of the All Progressives Party (APC), has commiserated with the family, friends, relations and associates of the late former Minister of State for Finance, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye.
Tinubu, in a condolence message by his Media Aide, Mr Tunde Rahman, on Monday in Lagos, described Martins-Kuye, as “an astute politician and a great patriot”.
According to him, Martins-Kuye was a patriotic leader, an elder statesman and consummate professional.
“We were senators together in 1992. Those were difficult days for the legislative branch in Nigeria, but Sen. Martins-Kuye stood out among his peers.
“I can testify to his vision, prudence, and dedication to the unity and development of this country.
“He provided leadership and demonstrated a clear understanding of the working of the parliament.
“As a leader, the late Martins-Kuye was respected and adored by the vast majority of his people.
“Such was the immense respect he commanded across Yorubaland and in his Ogun home-state that he was fondly addressed as the ‘Leading Leader.
“May we all have the strength and fortitude to overcome this great loss.
“I also pray that Almighty Allah will reward his good deeds, forgive his shortcomings,” he said.