The Coalition of United Political Parties(CUPP), has expressed sadness over the unfortunate death of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari.
Reports that the Nigerian presidency, Saturday morning, announced the death of the Chief of Staff to the President.
Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, made the announcement in a statement.
“The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19 and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020.
“May God accept his soul. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly,” he added.
However, the opposition coalition parties, in a press release signed by its spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, on Saturday, said, “At the breaking of the news that the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari had contracted the dreaded COVID-19, we prayed for his quick recovery. However, we are saddened by the news that he could not make it and has passed away.
“The CUPP weeps, as this is an irreparable loss to the President and capable of affecting him in the delivery of dividends of democracy to Nigerians.
“We pray for the repose of his soul and also that God Almighty grants the President the fortitude to bear the loss.
“We use this opportunity to call on everyone who still takes this pandemic as a joke or does not believe in the calamity the virus is capable of causing to wake up now as all hands need to be on deck to defeat this monster.”
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Friday night, confirmed 51 new cases of COVID-19.
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