The Ogun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock over the death of a former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Sen Jubril Martins-Kuye
The party described Martins-Kuye as one of the untiring pillars of support, a foremost party leader and one of the few founding fathers of PDP in Ogun State.
The PDP, in a statement by its Ogun State Chairman, Sikirulai Ogundele, on Sunday said the demise of the elder statesman was a “devastating blow below the belt for the party.
He said the party expected that it would continue to draw progressive inspiration from JMK’s pool of abundant experience and wise counsel especially as the PDP repositions for electoral successes in the coming periods.
The statement reads, “We are consoled by the irreducible facts that our dear leader lived a worthy life of quality service to his immediate community, Ogun State and Nigeria as a federal minister on two different occasions.
“Without a doubt, this is a huge loss to the entire political class both in Ogun State and the nation at large.
“The party extends warm soothing words of condolences to the Kuye family, all party men, the people of Ogun state and associates across the country.
“We pray that the Almighty Allah, in His infinite mercies, accepts the elder statesman’s soul and give the family and the nation required fortitude to bear this loss.”
DAILY POST reports that the former Minister’s body will be buried at 4pm on Sunday.