Ekwueme’s death has created vacuum – APC

By Raphael Ede

Enugu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) South-East, has said that the demise of former Vice-President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, has created a vacuum in the leadership in South-East.
Ekwueme, 85, died in a London clinic as confirmed by the family on Monday in Oko community of Anambra State.
This is contained in a statement issued and jointly signed by Chief Emma Eneukwu and Chief Hycienth Ngwu, National Vice Chairman South East and South East Zonal Publicity Secretary of the APC in Enugu.
The statement said the news of the death of the political idol, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, was not only shocking but shocking to the APC.
It further noted that Ekwueme was an epitome of humility, selflessness and patriotism.
“He taught us and practically lived a life that the unity of our dear country, Nigeria, is paramount and immutable, and that politics is better played in the mainstream than in peripheral.
“He was a perfect gentleman and a leader per excellence.His passage to a higher glory will definitely create a big vacuum in leadership in the South East that will not be easy to fill.
“As we commiserate with our brothers and sisters from the South-East and the good people of Oko community in Anambra State in particular, our thoughts shall remain with all lovers of democracy and good governance in Nigeria, who are the direct heirs of Pa Alex Ekwueme’s political legacies,’’ the statement said.
The party prayed God to grant his soul eternal repose. “God in his mercy should also give Ndigbo and indeed, all Nigerians the grace to bear this monumental and irrevocable loss to our nation,’’ it said.