Tinubu mourns Anglican bishop Olumakaiye

Humphrey Olumakaiye Lagos Anglican bishop

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has condoled with the family of the Archbishop of Lagos Province, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye over his death.

In a condolence message on Wednesday by his media spokesperson, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu also extended his condolences to the Christian community, friends and associates of the deceased.

Olumakaiye, the Lord Bishop and Missioner, Diocese of Lagos, 53, died during a brief illness.

He was the first Bishop of Osun North East in 2009 before being transferred to the Diocese of Lagos in 2018.

Tinuubu described the death of the bishop as sad and unfortunate and wished him eternal rest.

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of the Most Rev. Dr Humprey Bamisebi Olumakaiye. I knew and interacted closely with him. A true man of God who evinced that divine calling each time you encountered him,” he said.

“His death is most unfortunate and a loss, not only to Christendom but to me and many others as well.

“He was truly committed to the service of God and humanity. He was helpful in forging good relationships between Christians, Muslims and adherents of other religions in Lagos state.

“These,  he did through his gospel of tolerance, mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence for which many will remember and extol him.”