The President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has commiserated with President Goodluck Jonathan over the demise of his Special Adviser on Research, Documentation and Strategy, Oronto Douglas.
Mr. Douglas passed on early hours of Thursday at the State House Clinic, Abuja, after a protracted battle with an undisclosed ailment.
In a condolence message to the President and made available to journalists by the Directorate of Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign in Abuja, Mr. Buhari said:
“I received the news of the death of your long-standing and key Aide, Oronto Douglas with sadness.
“I appreciate how close he had worked with you and considers him (Oronto), a young and dynamic individual who still has a lot to offer our country as we build on our democracy.
“I urge you, Mr. President to take heart and to convey my condolences to his immediate family as we pray for the repose of his humble soul”.