Wednesday, 3 August 2011

News Release: Buhari Mourns Ume-Ezeoke

Late Ume-Ezeoke
Former Head of State and Presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the April Elections, General Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the Second Republic, Chief Edwin Ume-Ezeoke.

Ume-Ezeoke who was Gen. Buhari’s running mate in the 2007 elections passed on in India yesterday.

General Buhari described the death of Ume-Ezeoke in a foreign land as most unfortunate “To think that India which was just in the same phase of developmental projections with Nigeria in the 60’s has now become our medical haven is a big indictment of the way our health facilities like other infrastructures have been run aground”

He prayed for the repose of the soul of Chief Ume-Ezeoke and that God will grant the family he has left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.

Yinka Odumakin
Spokesman for Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.