Ekwueme was My Most Trusted Ally – Shagari
Shehu Shagari, Second Republic President said his late Alex Ekwueme was a dependable and most trusted partner. He said that the profound trust he had for Ekwueme made it hard for enemies to come in between them.
Shagari said Ekwueme was an exceptionally gallant man, who endured a while of detainment and house capture with various lawmakers who served in the Second Republic.
As indicated by Shagari, “Dr. Ekwueme was a representative I trusted. We caught on each other well and it was outlandish for insidiousness creators to drive a wedge between us.
“He was a devoted lieutenant what’s more, due to his phenomenal commitments to the accomplishment of our organization amid our initial residency, I had no wavering to choose him to keep running with me again for second term.
“This incredible democrat challenged the military government of Gen. Sani Abacha, by showing against the notorious motivation to transmute from military head of state to regular citizen president by means of a invented political progress program.
“Going out on a limb, Dr. Ekwueme, together with othernpatriots under the aegis of G34 stubbornly withstood the military govern of Gen. Abacha, and later mid-spousethe People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
“That was the reason despite the trials he experienced in the hands of the military and the battle of defamation against his individual, his character stayed flawless and blameless.
“He has served Nigeria determinedly. He has done his bit.
In life he was an awesome man; a loyalist; a statesman. Indeed, even in passing his numerous accomplishments what’s more, enormity can’t be reduced.
“It is thought about socially wrong to talk sick of the dead. So regularly the individuals who pay tribute to the dead shower on them undeserved acclaim. I stand not to give undeserved commendation to this legend.
“Whatever I say here today, I have said of him in his life time.”
“I will keep on relishing the memory of the great circumstances we shared together.”