... commiserate with the Onojie of Uromi, Enahoro family and the people of Esanland

Senator-Elect for Edo Central Senatorial District, Monday Okpebholo a.k.a Akpakomiza, has expressed sadness over the death of Peter Enahoro, also known by the pen name of “Peter Pan”. The late prolific writer earned the appellation due to his popular column in New African magazine.

In a statement issued in Abuja, the Senator-Elect also commiserated with the Onojie of Uromi, HRH, Zaiki  Aslem Okojie Eidenojie 11, (JP), the Ojuromi of Uromi Kingdom, the Enahoro family, and the entire people of Esanland for the irreplaceable loss.

He said, “I express my heartfelt condolences to the Enahoro family on the death of Peter Enahoro, the younger brother to late Chief Anthony Enahoro, Nigeria’s political titan.

In the same-vein, I commiserate with the Onojie of Uromi, HRH, Zaiki  Aslem Okojie Eidenojie 11, (JP), the Ojuromi of Uromi Kingdom and the entire people of Esanland, on the demise of one of Esan’s illustrious son, and Nigeria’s foremost journalist, who died on Tuesday at the age of 88.”

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According to the message which was signed by Godswill Inegbe; Media and Communications Aide to the Senator-Elect, Peter Enahoro has been described as ‘perhaps Africa’s best-known international journalist. As columnist, Mr Enahoro used his pen patriotically, calling attention to the salient issues in the society.”

Continuing, the Senators-elect said, “I salute and acknowledge the passion of the former Editor-in-Chief/Managing Director of the Daily Times; Assistant Publicity Officer, Department (now Federal Ministry) of Information, and Pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, for his public service that was second to none.

“As an Esan man, I am proud of the global achievements of Peter Enahoro. May the soul of ‘Peter Pan’ rest in peace,” Akpakomiza prayed.

Born January 21, 1935, Peter Enahoro, the younger brother of the late First Republic politician and elder statesman, Chief Anthony Enahoro, was a journalist, author, businessman and publisher. He was one of the pioneers of Nigerian journalism and became editor of Daily Times at a very early age.

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Late Chief Anthony Enahoro is one of the few nationalists that occupied a hallowed place in the consciousness of Nigeria and Nigerians.

From his resistance to colonialism, to the era of his historic motion for Nigeria independence, late Chief Anthony Enahoro, was Nigeria’s unarguably political titan.