Enahoro's Demise: Atiku, Akala, Saraki Condole Family
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15, (THEWILL) - Former Vice President and Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has described the death of foremost nationalist, Chief Anthony Enahoro, as the eclipse of one of the brightest stars in Nigeria’s political firmament.
A statement by the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organization in Abuja today called Enahoro a patriot and a true democrat, adding that his death marks the end of an era.
“As the first statesman to raise the motion for independence in 1952,” Atiku said, “Nigerians will forever remain grateful to the sacrifices made by Pa Enahoro to free the country from the shackles of colonial domination and imperialism.”
The former Vice President recalled that the late nationalist and leader of the Pro-national Conference Organization (PRONACO) put the interest of the country above personal comfort. “Until his death, he remained actively involved in the search for a stable and democratic order in Nigeria,” Atiku said.
He said that the best tribute to this trail blazer and fountain of inspiration is for all Nigerian leaders to emulate his virtues of activism and patriotism.
He prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal peace and strength to the familyto bear the loss.
Alao Akala Too
Governor Alao Akala has described the passing on of Chief Anthony Enahoro as the exit of Nigeria’s Independence beacon.
In a statement signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade Special Adviser on Public Communications, Akala said, Chief Enahoro was the engine room that provided the intellectual bent to the Independence struggle from the colonialists.
Governor Akala, while speaking in his office said that it was in that same premises that Chief Anthony Enahoro first moved the motion for Independence over 50 years ago.
Governor Akala recalled that Chief Enahoro remained consistent in the struggle for a better Nigeria until his death.
Pa Enahoro’s Death, A Great Shock And National Loss – Bukola Saraki
The Kwara State Governor, Dr Bukola Saraki has described the death of a frontline Nationalist, Elder Statesman, politician and journalist, Chief Anthony Enahoro as a great shock and national loss to the country. In a condolence message to the deceased family, the Government and people of Edo State, Dr Saraki in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Kwara State Governor, Mas’ud Adebimpe, said the death of the foremost Nationalist came at a time when the country needed his wealth of experience to further help in strengthening democratic governance in our country. “The late elder statesman was a hero during his life time and would remain so even in death. No doubt, he has left behind an indelible footprint in the sand of time that would be difficult to surpass”, the governor said. As a great politician of repute and journalist, Dr Saraki said he had served his fatherland diligently during his lifetime and had also contributed immensely to the socio-political emancipation of Nigeria. The history of Nigeria could not be successfully written today without a mention of Enahoro as the man who single-handedly spearheaded the move for the country’s independence in 1956 which we now enjoy on a platter of gold and for this, Nigerians would continue to remember him, Saraki noted. He prayed God to grant the repose of the deceased eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the loss. The late Chief Enahoro died this morning (Wednesday) in Benin, capital of Edo State at the age of 87 years.