By Kunle Sanni
President Bola Tinubu has expressed his condolences over the passing of the Asagba of Asaba, His Royal Majesty, Obi Joseph Chike Edozien, with deep sadness.
The President in a statement issued by Ajuri Ngelale condoles with the family, Delta State Traditional Rulers’ Council, the government, and the people of the state on this painful loss.
Tinubu celebrates the impactful life of the late monarch and eminent professor of medicine, acknowledging his advocacy for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians and inimitable role in forging partnerships across divides.
“His Majesty lived a full life defined by the loftiest ideals of peace, unity, patriotism, honesty, and dignity. This is a sad loss, coming at a time when Nigeria needs more peace-builders and bridge-builders,” the President said.
While praying for the peaceful repose of the beloved departed, the President urges the Royal Family and all those who mourn this gaping loss to take solace in the legacies of His Royal Majesty.