Buhari mourns former vice president, Alex Ekwueme

Buhari mourns former vice president, Alex Ekwueme
November 21 08:07 2017

By Ahmed Idris.

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to the government and people of Anambra State on the passing away of elder statesman and former Vice President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (GCON), who died on Sunday.

President Buhari commiserated 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.

According to a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President affirmed 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 believed 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 prayed that the almighty God will receive the soul of the former Vice President, and grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.