President Jonathan Pays Tribute to Ume-Ezeoke`s Patriotic Commitment to National Unity

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with immense sadness and a deep feeling of national loss, news of the death on Monday of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives and foremost Nigerian politician, Chief Edwin Ume-Ezeoke. President Jonathan extends his heartfelt condolences to members of the Ume-Ezeoke family and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). He joins them and other Nigerians in mourning the passing of Chief Ume-Ezeoke.    

  As they mourn Chief Ume-Ezeoke, the President urges members of his family, relatives, friends and political associates to take solace in the knowledge that he lived a very fulfilled life and made very significant contributions to the political development of Nigeria.    

  President Jonathan believes that late Chief Ume-Ezeoke's place in Nigerian history has been secured by his exemplary commitment to national peace, unity and political stability which served the nation very well on several occasions over the long span of his political career , the most recent being his patriotic role as Chairman of the ANPP.  

The President prays that God Almighty will comfort late Chief Ume-Ezeoke's family and grant him eternal peace and rest from his earthly labours.      

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity)