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7 Jul 2018

PDP to immortalise Ciroma, Ekwueme, others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it will immortalise Mallam Adamu Ciroma, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Chief Solomon Lar and other deceased founding fathers of the party.
This was disclosed by the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus during his condolence visit to Ciroma’s family in Abuja.

Secondus, who led members of the National Working Committee and some other PDP leaders to Ciroma’s Abuja residence to commiserate with the family on the passage of the elder statesman, said that he would be consulting with party leaders after the period of mourning to decide on how to honour the departed party men.

Speaking to journalists, Secondus described Ciroma as an honest and disciplined nationalist, adding that the late former minister played a vital role in addressing the challenges that PDP faced in the past.

He said, “Among all the other leaders, late former Vice President Alex Ekwueme was a founding father and Adamu Ciroma was one of the pillars of the party behind the formation of what we know today as the largest political party in Africa.

“By the grace of God something will be done to immortalise them. We will consult with other leaders but right now we are in a state of mourning, by the time we are through with it we will come out with something.

“He believed in merit and equal rights and justice. He believed that all human beings are equal before God. We must all emulate him. We also ask those serving now and those that are yet to to emulate him because he was an embodiment of rule of law justice and human rights for all.”

On her part, the wife of the late elder statesman and former minister of women affairs, Inna Ciroma, thanked the PDP family for coming to visit them.

Other PDP chieftains also at the residence included former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, former acting chairman of PDP, Halliru Bello Mohammed and former senate president, Sen Adolphus Wabara.

The national leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), led by former minister of information, Prof Jerry Gana, and the National Secretary of the party, Shehu Gabam, were also at the deceased’s residence.

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