The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) family has received with great shock and deep sadness the news of the passing of the former National Secretary and Secretary of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of our great party, Chief Ojo Maduekwe.
A statement by Sen (Dr.) Ali Modu Sheriff said that “Indeed, our hearts bleed over this very huge loss not only to our party but also to our nation at large. Undeniably, our country has lost one of her best. Chief Ojo Maduekwe was a great Nigerian, an exceptionally brilliant lawyer, a quintessential administrator and very patriotic citizen.
“As an ambassador and federal minister, Chief Maduekwe discharged his responsibilities with unequaled forthrightness, loyalty and commitment to the service of our dear fatherland.
“He was a democratic icon and an outstanding party-man who remained committed to the peace, unity and progress of our party till the very end.
“On a personal note, I have known and worked very closely with Chief Maduekwe for about 35 years and found in him a very honest gentleman; a devout Christian, who related with others with the fear of God.
“The PDP family is therefore deeply saddened that he exited the scene at the time the party and indeed the nation needed his wealth of experience and leadership role the more.
“However, our commitment to this exemplary leader is that the peace which he was working extremely hard achieve within our fold will never elude us as we strive to ensure that all issues are amicably settled as a tribute to his labour for a united PDP family.
“The PDP condoles with the Maduekwe family and pray God to grant the bereaved the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”