One of Nigeria’s leading opposition parties, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) on Tuesday set aside its grouse with the Peoples’ Democratic Party-led administration, condoling President Goodluck Jonathan over the death of his younger brother, Meni Jonathan.
Meni died at the State House Hospital in Abuja on Tuesday, the same day the president clocked 55.
In a statement by Engr.Rotimi Fashakin who is the National Publicity Secretary of CPC, the party said “We, in the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), received the news of the demise of Chief Meni Innocent Jonathan (younger brother of President Goodluck Jonathan) with an unquestionable feeling of empathy for the Jonathan family.
Undoubtedly, the loss must have brought great anguish to the family.”
“As a party, we commiserate with the Jonathan family at this very trying time. It is our prayer that the good Lord shall grant the needed grace and fortitude to bear the irreparable loss .”
The party also congratulated President Jonathan on his birthday.
“While mourning the dead, it is fitting to celebrate the living. It is in this wise that the leadership, members and supporters of the CPC heartily congratulate President Goodluck Jonathan on his 55th birthday. We pray for good health and many happy returns.”
“God bless Nigeria,”.