Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

The global celebration of the demise of South Africa’s political sage, Dr. Nelson Mandela, has been described by the deputy chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Annie Okonkwo, as a fitting tribute to a universal icon and exceptional pan-Africanist.

Acoording to Senator Okonkwo, Mandela is one rare African whose deep convictions unnerved tyrants to reverse themselves, and whose elegant humanism compelled global adulation and praise.

In a statement by his media aide, Mr. Collins Ugwu, he said: “As a face to the faceless and a name to the nameless, Mandela bore the light of redemption with an intensity that scared darkness and a courage that conquered oppression without violence.

“Dr. Mandela was and will remain Africa’s finest testament to irreversibly banish the stigma that Africa was a dark continent, because in life and in death, he epitomised unblemished humanism to a diminishing humanity.

“The challenge now to African leaders and the led, is how to flourish upon Mandiba’s extraordinary compassion in leadership and accomplishments.”

, to eliminate the injustices he lived and triumphed for, continentally and globally.

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