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Lagos - Abuja natives have mourned the passing
of Emma Ezeazu, the pro-democracy activist and General Secretary of
the Alliance for Credible Elections (ACE).
Under the aegis of the Original Inhabitants Development
Association of Abuja (OIDA), natives expressed grief over the passing of
the democracy proponent.
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Even at the risk of being politically incorrect, the
late Ezeazu stood firm in his support of Abuja natives struggle to emancipate
themselves from the draconian laws and kangaroo administrative systems
foisted on them by past military governments which unfortunately
continues to operate in the present democratic dispensation, said OIDA
Media Adviser, Sumner Shagari Sambo.
President of OIDA, Danladi Jeji, also paid tribute.
Ezeazu was a disciplined and diligent Nigerian who worked
for the good of the commonwealth of Nigeria while ensuring justice and
fairplay for all peoples. We will surely miss his contributions toward
our struggle for an efficient constitutional amendment by the National
Assembly that will capture all the aspirations and struggles of Abuja
natives, said Jeji.
OIDA officials commiserated with Ezeazu's family, the civil
society community and all Nigerians.
Ezeazu, who was in his late 50s, died earlier this week. He battled a kidney ailment.