Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said the news of several deaths arising from the crash of the aircraft conveying the remains of the late former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Agagu, members of his family and some senior officials of the Ondo State government from Lagos to Akure had shocked him to the marrow.
The condolence message reads: “As we await the full details of who and what we as a country had lost, my thoughts are with the Agagu family and all the other families involved in this tragedy. I pray for strength for all those
involved, and speedy recovery for survivors.”
President of the Senate, Senator David Mark also in a statement said “This is more than double tragedy. It is sad. It is disheartening. This is death too cruel ” as he mourned the death of ill- fated Associated Airlines passengers in Lagos .
” This is one tragedy that a man is tempted to question the essence of human existence. But as ordinary mortals , we lack the locus standing to question our creator. In all circumstances, we give thanks to the Almighty. May God’s wish be done,” an obviously depressed Senate President stated.
Senator Mark said the Senate shares in this pain and indeed grieves over this unfortunate incident.
He prayed that God gives the nation especially the immediate families of the deceased the fortitude to bear this painful loss just as he prayed that the souls of the departed rest in peace.
Also,the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje has learnt with shock of the plane crash that took place in Lagos this morning in which several lives were lost.
“We are shattered by the news of this unspeakable tragedy, especially as the flight also had some prominent personalities on board.
“Our hearts go out to the Agagu family, to the families of victims of the crash, as well as to the people and Government of Ondo State, and especially to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and, indeed, all Nigerians. We also sympathise with the management of Associated Airlines on this great tragedy.