CLO commiserates with family, Anambra over death of NADECO Chieftain, Arthur Nwankwo

CLO commiserates with family, Anambra over death of NADECO Chieftain, Arthur Nwankwo

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), on Thursday, commiserated with the Nwankwo family and Anambra State over the death of foremost activist and human rights defender, Dr Arthur Nwankwo.

It could be recalled that Nwankwo died on Saturday at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla near Enugu at the age of 78.

The Chairman of CLO, Anambra, Mr Vincent Ezekwueme, gave the condolence in Enugu on Tuesday while speaking to newsmen on the demise of the popular human rights advocate.

Ezekwueme lamented the irreparable and irreplaceable loss of an agent for positive change.

“His years in life and life in years was remarkable, rewarding, outstanding and worthy of emulation.

“As a chieftain of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), he fought doggedly and courageously over political and social injustice in the country especially annulment of June 12th Presidential Election won by Chief MKO Abiola of Social Democratic Party.

“Pertinently as leader of Eastern Mandate Union his position on national and international affairs was most patriotic, unbiased and selfless.

“He was one of most God-fearing, nationalistic and fearless leader Nigeria has ever produced.

“The sorrow and pain his family, Anambra State and loved ones experienced is the price we must pay for having had him in our lives.

“The family, global human rights community and lovers of social justice should take solace on the fact that Dr Arthur Nwankwo lived and died for God and humanity,’’ he said.

According to him, the greatest tribute political class and human rights community should pay for Nwankwo is to spare no effort to eradicate injustices, inequalities and man’s inhumanity against his fellow man which he fought and died for.

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“CLO equally pray for eternal repose of his selfless and humble soul as well as fortitude for his loved ones to bear the irreplaceable and irreparable loss,’’ he said.

Nwankwo, while he was alive, was an erudite writer, publisher, political activist and human rights crusader.

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