Ojo Maduekwe was a loyal party man —Anenih

Former chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, has described the late Secretary of the BoT, Chief Ojo Maduekwe as a loyal party man who remained committed and steadfast to the PDP till the end.

In a statement released on Friday in Abuja, Chief Tony Anenih, who spoke on behalf of himself and his family, said “the sudden death of Chief Ojo Maduekwe was shocking and heartbreaking to us and the PDP, which we, along with other leaders, laboured very hard, since 1998, to build into a strong party that governed the Federal Republic of Nigeria for sixteen years.

“Chief Ojo Maduekwe carried out all his assignments as minister in charge of three different portfolios, National Secretary of the PDP, Ambassador and, until his death, Secretary of the BoT, with distinction.

“Our nation and the PDP, in particular, will sorely miss Chief Ojo Maduekwe’s brilliant perspectives on major issues of national interest as well as his service to humanity.

“Our hearts go to his wife and the rest of the family as we join them in prayers to God to grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss of such a great nationalist, wonderful husband and father.”