Lagos State Chairman of PDP, Engr Adedeji Doherty, in a statement on Wednesday, described the death of Rear Admiral Kanu as a loss to Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole.
The Lagos State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has commiserated with the Lagos State Government and the Igbo Community in the State over the death of former Governor of the State, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Godwin Kanu (Rtd).
Engr Doherty, who eulogized the elder statesman, who was a former Military Administrator of Lagos State in 1977, described him as a man who loved peace and an admirer and supporter of the PDP.
He said “With Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Godwin Kanu’s death, another of the greatest Iroko tree in the forest of Igboland and indeed Nigeria, has fallen.
“The political history of Nigeria, especially the country’s return to democratic governance in 1999 will never be complete without the mention of Rear Admiral Kanu, who was among the key figures in the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) then.
“His footprints will forever remain indelible in the sands of pro-democracy movement in Nigeria, especially agitation for the actualization of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.
“It is our prayers in the Lagos PDP that his patriotic soul will rest in peace and God will grant his family and friends the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.”