Sierra Leonian, Malawian Presidents Condole Jonathan

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Two African leaders, President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone and President Joyce Banda of Malawi have written to President Goodluck Jonathan, condoling him over the death of his brother, Chief Meni Innocent Jonathan who was buried yesterday.

Presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, in a statement noted that Jonathan received letters of condolence from the two African Leaders on the death of his brother, Meni, who died in Abuja on November 20, 2012 and “whose remains would be interred today (Saturday) at his hometown, Otuoke, Bayelsa State”.

Quoting from the two letters, Abati said, in his letter, Koroma noted that he was “deeply saddened by the news of the death.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Sierra Leone and on my own personal behalf, let me extend sincere condolences to you and the entire Jonathan family for this irreparable loss”, Koroma added.

President Joyce Banda of Malawi in her letter of condolence said, “It is with deep shock and sadness that I learnt of the death of your brother.”

“On behalf of myself, my family and Government and people of Malawi convey “sincere condolences” and asked “the Almighty God” to grant President Jonathan and his family the “Grace and comfort during this mourning period”, the statement further noted.

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