Presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi on Thursday mourned Britain’s longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II.
The queen died at Balmoral, Scotland at the age of 96 after 70 long years on the throne. Her health began deteriorating last December. Buckingham Palace said she began having “episodic mobility problems.”
Mr Obi said in a Twitter thread that her reign was impactful and she would be remembered by the lives, institutions and countries she touched.
“I am saddened to hear of the passing on of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. My thoughts and prayers are with the @RoyalFamily, the entire United Kingdom and the Commonwealth nations, over this irreplaceable loss,” Obi wrote.
“Hers was an impactful reign and beautiful and explored life devoted to democratic ideals, charity, selflessness and empathy.
“She will always be remembered by the lives, organisations, institutions and countries she positively touched during her reign. May she rest in eternal peace.”
The queen’s son Prince Charles has taken over as British monarch and will now be addressed as King Charles III.