Former president Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the families of Chief Ojo Maduekwe, the secretary of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Elechi Amadi, a foremost writer, over the death of their sons.
Goodluck Jonathan is sad over the death of Ojo Maduekwe and Elechi Amadi
The former president described their passing away as sad losses to the country.
He took to social media to sympathise with the Abia and Rivers state governments, saying both men are gone but not forgotten.
Also, in separate messages of condolence in Abuja by his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan said both men made significant contributions to Nigeria’s growth and the evolution of the nation’s democracy.
“In service to fatherland, Maduekwe, at different times, held critical leadership positions. He was urbane in his disposition to politics and was blessed with an uncommon clarity of mind and thought which he freely deployed in the search for answers to the nation’s development challenges.
“Whether as a lawyer, politician or diplomat, Maduekwe was deeply committed to the process of building national and international bridges, for which he will always be remembered,” he said.
On the death of the literary giant and renowned journalist, Jonathan described Amadi as a renowned writer and patriot who through his literary works, served his country meritoriously.
“As an author, his works helped change the story of a continent, by rendering accurate accounts of profound African life and traditions as a counterpoise to inexact stereotypes.
“A man of many parts, Amadi equally acquitted himself as a soldier, educator and dedicated administrator who was committed to the path of peace, unity and progress,” he added.