Yakowa’s death: Patience Jonathan weeps (PHOTOS)

Patience Jonathan weeps Patience Jonathan, wife of Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan wept in Kaduna on Monday when she paid a condolence visit to Mrs Amina Yakowa, wife of Gov. Patrick Yakowa, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

“I am sorry I am crying because I am a woman; I know what she (Amina) is passing through. It’s quite unfortunate that we lost a peaceful and supportive man, a man who was always filled with joy.

“My only advice to you my friend is that you should take heart, have faith in God because only God can comfort and protect you and your kids.’’

Jonathan prayed to God to grant Yakowa’s soul eternal rest.

Earlier, Vice President Namadi Sambo, who welcomed the guests, had described late Yakowa as “a solidifier’’.

“He was a true Nigerian and a friend to everyone. He solidified Kaduna and he sought to bring people together.”

Sambo expressed “deep and sincere appreciation’’ to all those who came to commiserate with Yakowa’s family and the state government over the governor’s death.

Patience Jonathan weeps

Governors Ramalan Yero of Kaduna, and Sule Lamido of Jigawa were present at the occasion.

Also present were wives of the governors of Gombe, Nasarawa and Katsina States, Niger, Benue, Zamfara, Kogi, Adamawa and Taraba.

Patience Jonathan
Gov. Patrick Yakowa and a former National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Azazi died in the crash, which took place near Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa.

Others, who died in the crash are Dudas Tsoho, a top politician from Kaduna; Azazi’s orderly, the pilot and the co-pilot.

The victims were returning from Yenagoa after attending the funeral of the father of Mr Oronto Douglas, a presidential aide.

Credit: PM News

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    The dragon of the desert has beaten again! there is joy in the camp of the enemy as our faces are filled with tears of the lost of our two brethren Patrick Yakowa and Azazi. It has been a reproach on the enemy that our brother broke history and made it there, to site on the throne of Kaduna but now he is cut short. the southern Kaduna’s are quickly returned to the second class citizen of their f
    ather land. they will come to sympathies openly while they are rejoicing in secret for this great victory. I see a war ranging seriously against our faith which we don’t have any plan on ground to fight. the enemy is just turning us up and down and weakening us. President Goodluck and other christian leaders should better watch it and put the enemy where he belong. It is a do or die affair for the enemy. As far as the enemy is concern, a christian ruling is a taboo

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