From Mohammad Ibrahim, Kaduna
Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) learnt with shock and grief the passing away of the former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, at a London Clinic on Sunday 19th November 2017.
The late Dr Alex Ekwueme was the Vice President to former President Shehu Shagari during the second republic and a great politician who left an indelible mark in the political history of Nigeria.
The late elder statesman was a qualified architect of repute, a man of great vision and intellect who was a strong pillar that continues to support the unity and stability of Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the group’s Publicity Secretary Muhammad Ibrahim Biu made available to newsmen In Kaduna.
“ We recalled that in October 2012, when a high powered delegation of the ACF paid a visit to the Southeast on the invitation of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the late elder statesman came personally to receive the ACF delegation and also led the Ndigbo team to the meeting with the Forum.
“The late elder statesman would be remembered for his commitment to national unity, selfless service to his father land and philanthropic activities.
“Nigeria has lost one of its fineness politician, a bridge builder and a leader who lived a simple and humble life.
“ACF extends its condolences to the Ekwueme family, the Government and the good people of Anambra state and all Nigerians over the demise of Dr. Alex Ekwueme. May his gentle soul rest in peace,” the statement reads.