The former Minister of Aviation Chief Osita Chidoka has described the death of the former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme as a great and colossal loss to Nigeria and Ndi Igbo in particular.

He made this known Sunday during his visit to the family of the former Vice President of Nigeria, late Chief Alex Ekwueme at the Ekwueme’s family residence, Enugu.

Chidoka was received by late Chief Ekwueme’s daughter and PDP Deputy Governorship aspirant in the just concluded Anambra election, Mrs Alexandria Chidi Onyemelukwe.

While speaking to the wife of the late sage, Mrs. Beatrice Chigozili Ekwueme, he assured her of his continuous support and prayers for the family especially at this trial moment. He recounted his cherished moments with the late Chief whom he described as loving, selfless, compassionate and peace-loving while he lived. He added that “Ekwueme was a man who defined and redefined the essence of politics in Nigeria.

A man who built a political career anchored on integrity. A man who loved and lived life to the fullest. A man who I admired greatly. A man who encouraged and loved me.” He added that Ekwueme would be greatly missed not only by his immediate family, but by Anambra State and Nigeria as a whole.

Chidoka prayed God to grant peace and mercy to the soul of late Pa. Ekwueme.

Signed: Ikechukwu Okafor
Media Assistant to Chief Osita Chidoka OFR