Senator Orji Kalu, Chief Whip to the Senate president, has proclaim the demise of the former Chairman of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), retired Rear Adm. Ndubuisi Kanu as `a big loss’ to Ndigbo and Nigeria as a whole.
Kalu, in a condolence message on Wednesday, sympathizing with Ndigbo, the people and government of Abia in particular over Kanu’s death.
Consequently speaking that the deceased was one of the few prominent Nigerians that fought for the republic of democracy, Kalu inculcate the political class to imitate the worthy legacies laid by the late statesman.
The lawmaker delineate the retired naval officer as humble, unswerving, courageous and fair in his pursuits on public service.
“It was a great heartbreaking with pain when the news of the passage of a leading light in Igboland and former Chairman of NADECO, retired Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kalu.
“The late statesman contributed intensely to the attainment and sustenance of democracy in Nigeria.
“The democracy which Nigerians are enjoying today is attributed to the great stride of the deceased and a few others. He lived a fulfilled life commited to national service and humanity.
“He has left efface footprints in the history of Nigeria’s democracy, owing to his remarkable, unbeatable, outstanding and spreading of good deeds.
“The late statesman will surely be missed for his counsel at the community, sub-national and national levels,” he said.
The former governor prayed unto God to repose the soul of the deceased and imple his family to uphold the good legacies of the late patriarch.
Kanu died on Wednesday at the age of 78 years.
He was appointed military governor of Imo in March 1976 during the military regime of retired Gen. Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo.
Kanu was the first elected governor after the decree that established the state from part of the old East Central State.
He was transferred to become the governor of Lagos State in 1977, leaving office in July 1978. Kanu later became Rear Admiral and Naval Chief.
He became a top National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) chieftain and Chairman of the coalition commission in 2013.
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