Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Mr Peter Obi and former President Goodluck Jonathan have expressed their sympathies to the Royal family of Queen Elizabeth II who died Thursday.
Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 general election wrote, “With the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom has lost one of its greatest ever monarchs and the world has lost a much cherished, revered and admired Icon.
“My family’s thoughts and prayers are with the new King, Charles III, the entire Royal Family and all Commonwealth Nations at this time of mourning and sadness.May she rest in eternal peace.”
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, tweeted, “My deepest condolences to King Charles, the United Kingdom and the entire Commonwealth over the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history.”
For former President Jonathan, “I am saddened to hear of the passing on of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the @RoyalFamily, the entire United Kingdom and the Commonwealth nations, over this irreplaceable loss.”
Our correspondent reports that the Queen transited at her home in Scotland on Thursday, at the age of 96, after reigning for 70 years.
Her eldest son, Prince Charles, had stated that, “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
“I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”
Queen Elizabeth II became monarch at age 25. Her son, Prince Charles, 73, is the new King of the kingdom.