By Adedayo Akknwale
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed sadness over the death of a former National Chairman of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), and a chieftain of the APC, Prince Tony Momoh.
The Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, in a statement issued Monday said words were not enough to describe the monumental loss brought by the death of Momoh on the progressive fold.
He noted that the former Minister of Information and Culture truly lived a storied life which would be a source of inspiration to present and future generation.
Akpanudoedehe said, “On behalf of the National Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Mai Mala Buni, members and supporters of our great party, we extend our condolences to late Prince Tony Momoh’s family, the President, government and people of Edo State.
“The late Prince Tony Momoh was a strong advocate for internal party democracy which allowed for open, consultative and fair party processes. His mindset and approach to politics was that of service, not business. This was evident in all assignments he was regularly called upon to serve on behalf of the party.”
The ruling party stressed that many will remember Momoh’s tough stance against corruption, adding that as CPC National Chairman, he made clear the defunct party’s resolve to bar any of its aspirants to become candidates if they engaged in corrupt practices or thuggery during the primaries.