Jonathan mourns Maduekwe, Amadi

Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck considered suspending his country's World Cup team because of its poor play in the soccer tournament.
Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck considered suspending his country’s World Cup team because of its poor play in the soccer tournament.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has lamented the death of the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Ojo Madue­kwe and renowned writer, Elechi Amadi, describ­ing the exit of both elder statesmen as a sad loss for the country.

The former President who stated this in sepa­rate messages of condo­lence to the families of the deceased emphasised that both men made sig­nificant contributions to Nigeria’s growth and de­velopment.
Jonathan described Chief Maduekwe as “a na­tionalist, foremost admin­istrator and intellectual giant who contributed so much to the task of nation building.”
In a statement issued by by his media aide, Mr. Ike­chukwu Eze, the former president stated that, “In service to fatherland, Ma­duekwe, at different times, held critical leadership positions where he made significant contributions to Nigeria’s growth and the evolution of the na­tion’s democracy.
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