The Social Democratic Party’s (SDP) presidential candidate, Prince Adewole Adebayo, has mourned the demise of an elder statesman and one -time Chairman of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Wantaregh Paul Iorpuu Unongo.
Unongo, who was a Minister of Power and Steel in the Second Republic, died yesterday at the age of 87.
Joining hundreds of mourners across the country, Adebayo took to his Twitter handle to narrate his encounter with the late icon before his death, noting that if the dreams of the deceased had come to pass, Nigeria would not have remained the same today.
The presidential candidate also stated that the race to make the country a better place continues while bidding farewell to the soul of the deceased.
Adebayo tweeted, “I mourn elder Statesman, Wantaregh, Paul lyorpu Unongo who has died in Jos. This scion of Kwaghngise-Anure-Abera ancestry of Turan, Kwande LGA of Benue State did all he could to industrialise Nigeria and unify our people. I saw him days back and I knew days left were few. Adieu.”