President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed his grief over the death of former Minister of Information and Culture, Prince Tony Momoh.
In response to the passage, President Buhari said that Momoh stood by him through thick and thin, adding, “His kind of loyalty is very rare in politics today. I will miss him very much. “
The President recalled that as the chairman of the campaign organization All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in the 2003 and 2007 elections and chairman of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the deceased contributed immensely to the growth and strengthening of the parties, which was in education of the All Progressives Congress (APC) culminated.
ALSO the governor of Edo, Godwin Obaseki, expressed his grief over the death of Momoh and said: “It is with a heavy heart that I received the news of his death.”
In a statement in Benin City, Obaseki celebrated the late Momoh’s contributions to Nigeria’s growth and development, describing him as a rare politician who told the truth to power when it mattered.
BESIDES, the Yoruba, Afenifere sociocultural organization and former Ogun East Senate Representative Olabiyi Durojaiye, mourned him.
They described his death as a great loss to the country at a critical moment.
Afenifere spokesman Yinka Odumakin said it was a sad moment for Nigeria.
Odumakin added that Momoh was an unrepentant supporter of restructuring until his death.
Durojaiye said, “Oh! The prince has gone. He not only played his role in journalism, but also contributed to politics in Nigeria. Nigeria will definitely miss him. “
MEANWHILE, former spokesman for four governors in Oyo state, Oloye Lekan Alabi, mourned the loss of the former minister of information.
Speaking to The Guardian in Ibadan, Alabi, pioneer of corporate affairs manager at Odu’a Investment Limited, said Momoh has made a name for himself as a teacher, journalist and lawyer.
Describing the deceased as a thorough professional, Alabi added: “He was trained as a teacher, later a journalist and lawyer. He was a deep, thorough, and dull man. He set a good sign. Nigerian journalists will miss him. May his soul rest in peace. “