The APC South Africa Chapter has expressed its sadness at the passing of the Chief of Staff to President Buhari. In a condolence letter to the president, the APC SA said the COS death was a great loss to the nation.
The full letter is given below
Saturday, 18th of April, 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari,
Federal Republic of Nigeria,
Message of Condolence from All Progressives Congress South Africa Chapter
The leadership and members of the All Progressives Congress, South Africa Chapter is deeply saddened to learn of the demise of Mallam Abba Kyari the Chief of Staff on the 17th of April 2020.
We therefore express our profound sorrow and heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on his passing away.
During this time of mourning, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nigeria, particularly with late Mallam Abba Kyari’s family.
The APC SA share the sense of grief and great loss of the Nigerian people and wish to pay tribute to this great man who has sacrificed, in his lifetime, supportive to make Nigeria better.
Mallam Abba kyari will always be remembered as one of Nigeria’s most patriotic statesmen, who has earned his place in history as a champion of service. In the face of great adversity, he persevered and was steadfast in championing the cause of a better Nigeria, may his sacrifices never be in vain.
We are therefore challenged by his death, his sheer courage and faith, to rise up to the challenge and make a difference in the lives of millions of Nigerians both at home and in Diaspora.
We in South Africa draw inspiration from Mallam Abba Kyari’s commitment to serve Nigeria and promote the beliefs of Mr President to ensure that your promises to Nigerians are delivered, his selfless service to Nigeria was however cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.
May his soul rest in Peace as we pray to overcome this global threat of Covid-19
Comrade Sanni David
APC, South Africa Chapter