ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has expressed shock at the death of Ambassador Chukwuma Bamidele Azikiwe, the eldest son of founder of modern Nigeria and Nigeria’s first President, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe.
Atiku said in a statement issued by his media office in Abuja on Tuesday, said that “Chukwuma Bamidele Azikiwe epitomised the very best of the late Zik’s zeal and passion for a united Nigeria: he gave him a Yoruba name despite being of Igbo bacground and supported his pursuit of a career in Nigeria’s Foreign Service.”
The former Vice President noted that Ambassador Azikiwe belonged to the vanishing tribe of Nigeria’s core diplomats who steered the ship of Nigeria’s foreign policy during the difficult times of Nigeria as a frontline state struggling for the decolonisation of the African continent.
He condoled the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nna’meka Achebe and the entire Onitsha people on the sad exit of the Owelle and prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest.
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