NIGERIA [Delta] — The former Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori has shown dissatisfaction over recent condolence messages over the death of then Vice President Alex Ekwueme by President Mohammedu, Ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar as a “shedding crocodile tears’.
The former Delta State Governor stated this in a statement signed by his spokesman, Rony Eluemunor, saying that the former Vice president was denied opportunity to rescue the country from this deplorable state.
In his words: “It is ironic that the nation that betrayed this man’s effort to rescue it from political and economic morass will, now that he is dead, begin to shed crocodile tears”.
“Even those who betrayed the very effort to make Ekwueme President may begin to, hypocritically, of course, bewail the fact that Ekwueme or the Igboman or woman, never ruled Nigeria.
“Ekwueme was an extraordinary polyvalent scholar who earned multiple degrees in Architecture, urban planning, sociology, history, philosophy and law from several universities. He was a gifted architect whose professional legacies dot various Nigerian cities”.
“In politics, he was both gentlemanly and fatherly, introducing mildness even when the others had embraced roughness and irascibility.
“If only we had allowed Ekwueme to rule Nigeria, what example would he have set? Now, we will never know…and Nigeria is the ultimate loser.
“Ekwueme has lived a full life; he has given a radiant account of himself and we all agree he was outstanding”
“May the Almighty God grant his gentle soul eternal rest and pour His consolation upon his family. He added.