OrderPaperToday– President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathised with Senator Ben Murray-Bruce of his wife, Evelyn..
Murray-Bruce had announced on Friday that his wife’s death was as a result of Cancer.
In a statement released by Femi Adesina, his special adviser on Media, the president prayed to God to comfort the senator’s family over the loss.
The statement said, “President Muhammadu Buhari shares heartfelt sorrow with Senator Ben Murray-Bruce on the loss of his wife of 41 years, Evelyn.
“The president prays God to comfort the senator, who represented Bayelsa East in the 8th Assembly, the children left by the deceased and the entire family.
“Urging them to take solace in the quality of life lived by the departed, President Buhari beseeched God to soothe their pains, and grant succour to all those who mourn Mrs Evelyn Murray-Bruce.”
Similarly, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, has condoled with Senator Ben Murray Bruce over the death of his wife.
While describing the death as sad, the speaker, in a statement issued by his special adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Lanre Lasisi, urged Senator Bruce to be strong while praying for the repose of the soul of the deceased.
“I wish to convey my sincere condolences to you over the sad and shocking news of the demise of your wife, Mrs Evelyn Murray Bruce.
“I urge you to be strong at this moment of grief and be consoled by the quality of life she led and the opportunity she had to raise a good home and affect other people around her positively.
“I pray for the repose of the soul of the deceased and I also pray that God gives you and the loved ones she left behind the fortitude to bear the loss,” Gbajabiamila said.