Ekwueme: Atiku, Saraki react to death of former vice president

Ekwueme: Atiku, Saraki react to death of former vice president

- Atiku Abubakar and Bukola Saraki have joined the rest of Nigerians to mourn the death of Alex Ekwueme, former vice president

- Saraki said he will always remember Ekwueme for his exemplary courage in the face of military regimes

- The Senate president also said his dedication and service to the development of the country is worthy of celebration

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, who mourned the passing of Alex Ekwueme described the former vice president as a good man.

NAIJ.com gathered that Atiku gave his reaction via his Twitter account on Monday, November 20.

According to him, ''Saddened by the passing of Alex Ekwueme, our former vice president. He was a man of character and never faltered in his belief in Nigeria.''

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Former Vice President Alex Ekwueme dies at 85 in London hospital

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Similarly, Bukola Saraki, the Senate president, via his twitter handle said: ''Today, I join Ndigbo and the entire nation to mourn the passing of one of Nigeria’s most illustrious sons, Alex Ekwueme, our first elected vice-president. As we mourn his death, we celebrate his dedication and service to the development of our country.

''I will always remember Alex Ekwueme for his exemplary courage in the face of overwhelming odds when he stood up to past military regimes, and his dexterity in his personal pursuits as a successful architect, lawyer, businessman and philanthropist.

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''I pray for God’s strength for his family at this difficult time. May the Almighty in His infinite wisdom and grace continue to guide the family and the nation that he has left behind. He was a rare man and a great leader, as such, he will be missed.''

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Ekwueme passed away in a London hospital in the late hours of Sunday, November 19.

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Source: Naija.ng

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