APC Chieftain, Tony Momoh Is Dead

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Veteran journalist and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Prince Tony Momoh has passed away.

According Vanguard, the Edo-born politician and former Minister of Information and Culture (1986–1990) during the military regime of General died on Monday.

He started his career with the old Daily Times newspaper in 1962 and later rose be the paper’ editor. He was until his death a member of Nigeria’ ruling party, APC.

President Muhammadu has expressed grief at his death, describing Mr Momoh as his long ally.

Reacting the passage, President said Mr Momoh stood with him through thick and thin, adding: “His brand of loyalty is very rare in the politics of today. I will greatly miss him.”

, in a statement by his spokesperson, , recalled that as chairman, Media and Publicity of the All Nigeria Party (ANPP) Campaign Organisation in the 2003 and 2007 as well as Chairman of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the Auchi prince contributed in no small measure to the growth and strengthening of the , leading to the eventual formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

President commiserated with the media industry on the loss of a veteran who put in a lot to raise the bar of the profession in various ways as editor, manager, administrator, President and Trustee of the Guild of Editors, urging them to sustain his legacies.

While also condoling with the Auchi Kingdom, the and of Edo on this great loss, prayed that God will grant the departed eternal rest and comfort , friends and associates in this period of grief.