By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja and Nwanosike Onu, Awka
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of a former Senate President, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, on the death of their son, Pharaoh.
The 46-year-old was said to have rammed his car into a stationary soft drinks truck in Abuja yesterday and died instantly.
His mother was the late Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Prof. Miriam Ikejiani Clark.
Details of his death were sketchy last night.
The Nation was in his Ogbunike community in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State yesterday where a family member, Nwabufo Okadigbo, broke down in tears over the death.
He said the incident happened on Sunday morning, adding that it was a shock to every member of the family.
President Buhari, in a statement in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, condoled with family of the former Senate President on the death of Pharaoh Okadigbo.
“Reacting to the news of the death, President Buhari says it is very sad to lose such a promising young man with so much potentials and passion for youth involvement in the socio-political development of Nigeria.
“The President notes that the late Pharaoh at an early age keyed into the vision of a better Nigeria not just for the privileged but for all and sundry, which he (the President) shared with the late Chuba, who was his running mate in the 2003 presidential election.
“President Buhari adds that the nation will miss a firm believer in the necessity for the people to work in collaboration with governments at all levels to achieve the better society we all wish for.
“He prays that God Almighty will comfort family, friends and associates, and repose the soul of the departed,” the statement said.