Ekwueme was a sage in Nigerian politics – Owie

Chairman of the National Contact Committee of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Senator Roland Owie has described the death of Dr Alex Ekwueme as the passage of a sage.

In a statement issued in Abuja, Owie said that the passage of Ekwueme had closed a chapter in Nigeria’s political history.

According to him, “Throughout the period he was in Politics,  Dr. Ekwueme remained a moderating factor in our volatile Polity.

“He was a gentleman, Scholar, businessman and humanist.

“By his death,  Nigeria stands diminished and saddened.

” As a Vice President in 1979-83, when I was a UPN Legislator in the House of Representatives, Ekweme treated us with love and never discriminated against opposition legislators in budgetary matters.”

Owie said that Ekwueme stood for a United Nigeria and remained active until he drew his last breath.

“The Nation will forever miss this great Nigerian,” he stated and prayed God to grant his soul a place in Heaven.

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