Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described late former Vice President Alex Ekwueme as an epitome of integrity and a fearless individual.
Osinbajo said this in his remarks at the Service of Songs and Night of Tribute in Abuja for the late Second Republic Vice President who died at 85 in a London Hospital on Nov. 19, 2017.
He noted that Ekwueme was the most remarkable person to serve the nation and believed in its indivisibility adding that Ekwueme set an excellent example of loyalty, discipline, team spirit and fidelity to the nation.
He stated that in national and international discourse, as an elder in ECOWAS and other prevailing subjects, the deceased spoke truthfully and ensured that his words ‘’built rather than destroyed’’.
He recalled the late vice president’s confinement for about 20 months after the Shagari administration was knocked down as he was cleared on the ground that he never abused his office.
He added that Ekwueme’s principled and fearless leadership in confronting the military dictatorship of late Gen. Sani Abacha, especially when it chose to succeed itself, was unequaled.
He described the late vice president as a tireless leader who maintained the bridges established across ethnic and religious lines by many through the years. According to him, ‘’late Ekwueme had principled interventions in many national debates and in all, he epitomised impeccable integrity, courage, and selflessness’’.