A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said the death of Mrs Funke Olakunri, daughter of Afenifere Chairman, Reuben Fasoranti, was according to her destiny.
Speaking with newsmen after paying Fasoranti a condolence visit on Sunday, Tinubu said “It is a great opportunity to convert this tragedy to prosperity. It has been destined that is the way she would go. You cannot change what is ordained by God. You cannot change it. One way or the other, it can be death by road accident or any other means she will.
“It was just a premature death. Funke was very close to me. I have disclosed that. Only five days ago, we had a chat on Whatsapp with one another. I know what she discussed and even about baba’s health condition. So, we just pray that this one will not happen again.”
The APC chieftain also rubbished reports linking herdsmen to the murder, adding that it was unfortunate some people were using the tragedy to score cheap political points.
Tinubu said, “How many years ago have we faced insecurity in this country and cases of kidnapping? Is Evans who was arrested, and his disclosure, then a herdsman? I don’t want to be political. The question is where are the cows?”
The APC chieftain, however, admitted that “the security concerns and challenges right now must be faced squarely throughout Nigeria. The incident that affected one member of our family, Mrs Olakunri, is saddening and unacceptable but nobody can return her alive, she has answered the call of her creator.
“We must not use this incident to divide ourselves but we must use it as a cure to the security problem by providing additional police and patrol.”