Jonathan mourns late President Chavez of Venezuela

Nigeria’s president prays for the repose of late Hugo Chavez’s soul.

Talatu Usman

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday commiserated with the people of Venezuela on the death of their President, Hugo Chavez.

Mr. Chavez died after a protracted battle with cancer on Tuesday night.

Nigeria’s President said he mourns with the people of Venezuela and urged members of the late Mr. Chavez’ family, officials of his administration, members of his political party and all Venezuelans to comfort themselves with the knowledge that he did his best to uplift his people in his 14 years rule.

President Jonathan called on “Venezuela’s political leaders, institutions of governance and security agencies to ensure that the procedures stipulated in the Venezuelan Constitution are strictly followed to ensure the peaceful and orderly emergence of a worthy successor to President Chavez”.

The president prayed for the repose of the late socialist president’s soul.

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