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Death of Abba Kyari sad, CUPP says, warns people still taking pandemic as a joke

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The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on Saturday expressed sadness over the death of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

Kyari, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, the spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari early hours of Saturday died on Friday as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Responding in a statement by its national spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP said it was sad over the incident and cautioned Nigerians who still regarding the pandemic as a joke.

CUPP said, “At the breaking of the news that the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari had contracted the dreaded COVID-19, we prayed for his quick recovery. However, we are saddened by the news that he could not make it and has passed away.

“The CUPP weeps, as this is an irreparable loss to the President and capable of affecting him in the delivery of dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

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“We pray for the repose of his soul and also that God Almighty grants the President the fortitude to bear the loss.

“We use this opportunity to call on everyone who still takes this pandemic as a joke or does not believe in the calamity the virus is capable of causing to wake up now as all hands need to be on deck to defeat this monster.”

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