Late former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme has been described as a national icon whose contributions helped to stabilise democratic ideals in the nation’s polity.
Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba (Engr.) Gbenga Daniel stated this in his condolence message on the death of the highly revered statesman who was, until his death, among the few remaining titans of modern Nigerian politics.
According to the former governor, late Ekwueme was an exceptional personality who lived a life full of achievements in his professional career as an architect of international repute and also in the field of politics where he established himself as a remarkable politician and rallying point among his kinsmen, contemporaries and generality of Nigerians.
"Articulate, focused, disciplined and patriotic, Dr. Ekwueme held aloft democratic ideals of the nation’s founding fathers and never wavered in the quest for a better Nigeria. This won him great respect from across the political spectrum putting him at a foremost spot as a legend and natural leader".
Daniel then on behalf of his family, commiserated with the Ekwueme family, the good people of Anambra State and entire Nigerians on the demise of this great son of Africa as he prayed Almighty God to grant him eternal rest.