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Ekwueme contributed immensely to modern democracy in Nigeria – Gana

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Pic 22. Former First Elected Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme who died in a London Hospital on Sunday (19/11/17) Born: October 21, 1932. Died: November 19 2017 06271/20/11/2017/NAN ACHIVE/ICE/NAN

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jerry Gana, said the late ex-Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, paid an invaluable price for restoration of Nigeria’s democracy.

Gana, in a statement said Ekwueme’s experience contributed immensely to laying the foundation of modern democracy in the country.

“Ekwueme gave courageous leadership and paid an invaluable price for the restoration and deepening of democracy in Nigeria. His effort as an experienced political leader and founder of the G34, contributed immensely to laying the foundation of modern democracy in Nigeria. He was deep in thought; innovative with ideas; robust on integrity; and gracious in human relations.

“Ekwueme excelled as an inestimable patriot, a distinguished professional, an outstanding intellectual, a successful businessman, and an astute politician. He will be mostly remembered for his wise and farsighted counsels on our nationhood, especially for proposing a more appropriate, effective and functional governance structure for Nigeria.

“I join his family, other associates and millions of well-wishers across the world, to mourn his painful loss,” he said.