The National leader of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB) expresses shock at the news of the demise of Professor Chinua Achebe.
Professor Achebe was a Nigerian writer that effectively combined intellectualism and simplicity. His debut literary work, ‘Things fall apart’ published in 1958, has continued to attract wide readership across the globe. He was known for an inimitable courage in freely expressing his personal convictions on prevalent National discourse irrespective of the desire of the principalities in the Land.
He rebuffed two attempts by the PDP-led Federal Government to confer National honours on him because of his conviction that the People’s’ Democratic Party, PDP, as a Party, had not given Nigerians any hope of responsible governance.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, NEC and the party members across the Nation-space and the Diaspora, GMB sends his condolence to the immediate family members of Professor Achebe on this tragic loss. May the Almighty God grant the family and the entire Nation the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss?
God bless Nigeria.
Rotimi Fashakin (Engr.)
National Publicity Secretary, CPC.
Friday, 22nd March, 2013.