By EMMAN OVUAKPORIE
Jonathan, yesterday, condoled with the Publisher of Vanguard newspapers, Mr. Sam Amuka, over the death of his mother, Mrs. Teshoma Amuka-Pemu, and the Chairman of National Conference, Justice Idris Kutigi, who lost his wife yesterday.
The President, in his condolence messages prayed that “God Almighty will comfort both families and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss of the matriarchs who played very commendable roles in improving the lives of their family members and communities.”
Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, also condoled with the Publisher and the entire Amuka-Pemu family on the passing away of Mrs. Amuka-Pemu.
He said: “Mama lived an exemplary life and the best way to honour her is to uphold her legacy of virtuous living as a loving matriarch, community heroine and a devout religious faithful, who impacted positively on so many lives in her generation and those after her.”
Jonathan also commiserated with Governor Ibrahim Dankwan-bo and the people of Gombe State over the death of the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Shehu Abubakar.