Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his counterparts in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and Labour Party, Peter Obi, have sent condolence messages to Davido over the death of his son, Ifeanyi.
The three-year-old son of the music star reportedly drowned in a swimming pool at his father’s residence in the Banana Island area of Lagos State on Monday.
Reacting to the sad incident on Tuesday via his verified Twitter page.
Atiku wrote, “My thoughts and prayers are with Davido and Chioma and the Adeleke family at this time. I pray for God to strengthen and comfort them.”
Also reacting through his verified Twitter handle.
Tinubu wrote, “Oluremi and I send our heartfelt and deepest condolences to David, Chioma, and the entire Adeleke family over the tragic loss of their son, Ifeanyi. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May the Lord grant them the fortitude and strength to deal with this painful tragedy.”
In his message, Obi prayed that God grant Davido and his partner Chioma healing.
“I send my sincere condolences to Davido and Chioma, over the death of their son Ifeanyi. I cannot begin to imagine the pains they are going through at the moment. May God grant them healing, strength and comfort in this trying time. My thoughts and prayers are with the family,” the former Anambra State governor wrote on his verified Twitter page.
Meanwhile, the police said about eight domestic workers of the singer have been invited for questioning.
“No arrest yet but domestic staff have been brought in for questioning,” Hundeyin added.
Meanwhile, the Osun State chapter of the PDP has suspended political activities for the week over the tragic passing of Davido’s son.
PDP Caretaker Chairman in the state, Adekunle Akindele in a condolence message to the Adeleke family on Tuesday, described the incident as “a very sad occurrence”.
He, therefore, directed all party organs and committees to suspend activities in commiseration with the family,
“Our condolence goes to Davido, our youth ambassador. We commiserate with our father figure, Dr Deji Adeleke and the entire Adeleke family. We pray the good Lord grant the family the strength to bear this irreparable loss,” Akindele said.
Ifeanyi, the son of Davido and his fiancée, Chioma Rowland, drowned on Monday whilst the parents were out of the house and left him with his minders.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state Benjamin Hundeyin said about eight domestic staff had been brought in for questioning over the tragic incident.
In 2018, Nigerian music star Daniel Oyebanjo, aka D’banj, lost his son, Daniel Jr., in a similarly tragic circumstance.
Davido was one of the key players to the victory of his uncle, Ademola Adeleke of the PDP, over Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress during the Osun State Governorship Election in July 2022.