Buhari laments Alex Ekwueme’s death.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to the people of Anambra State and Nigerians in general over the demise of former Vice President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (GCON), on Sunday, in a London hospital.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina, relayed his principal’s message in a statement.
“President Buhari commiserates with the entire Oko Kingdom, the Aguata Council of Traditional Rulers, and the Ekwueme family, over the loss of the family’s patriarch, whose regular counsels on national issues and mediations for peaceful co-existence would be sorely missed.
“The President affirms that Dr Ekwueme’s unwavering commitment to the unity of Nigeria had been a major encouragement to many governments, recalling the personal sacrifices he made in helping to lay the foundation for sustainable democracy in Nigeria.
“President Buhari believes Dr Ekwueme worked assiduously to improve the livelihood of many poor and underprivileged people through the Alex Ekwueme Foundation, describing him as a man who served his country and humanity.
“The President prays that the almighty God will receive the soul of the former Vice President, and grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss,” the statement read.
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