By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The All Progressives Congress has expressed shock over the death of Sam Nda-Isaiah, the publisher of Leadership newspapers, saying in him, the nation, the party and the media industry lost an icon.
In a statement issued yesterday by Ismaeel Ahmed, for the APC Caretaker Extraordinary/Convention Planning Committee, said the party “received the news of the death of Sam Nda-Isaiah with shock, a heavy heart, and grieving.
“Nda-Isaiah was a faithful party man, dedicated to the ideals we stood for, and fought for them strongly and passionately. In fact, he took the great leap to aﬃrm the ideals he believed in by seeking to be the party’s Presidential ﬂag bearer in our 2014 Presidential primary.
“He was part and parcel of the journey that brought our party to its formation, and ultimately the growth we have achieved in the last 6 years.
“Whenever the party gave tasks to Dr. Sam, they were carried out duEfully and with the highest sense of responsibility; this indeed was the classic Sam. A hard worker who was passionate about the growth and development of his community, party and his country.
“Mr. Nda-Isaiah set industry standards as a media practitioner and publisher. He is forever a reference point for media practitioners moreso of his newspaper, Leadership Newspaper, “For God and Country”, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah was driving by faithfulness to God and patriotism to country in whatever decision he took. And Nigeria, as a country has been beRer because of Sam.
“The country has lost a man full to the brim of ideas and solutions. Unfortunately, we have lost him at a Eme the naEon needs his contributions more than ever.
“The Chairman and Members of the Caretaker Committee deeply mourn this great loss and extends heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and the media Industry. May his soul rest in perfect peace.”