The deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has hailed the former South African President, Nelson Mandela as an epitome of democracy and selfless struggle for common good.
Senator Ekweremadu who said this in a tribute to the late noble laureate, noted that Mandela’s type would be difficult to come by.
He described Mandela as a man who taught selflessness, sacrifice, forgiveness, and true love in practical and profound ways.
He said Mandela used a single term in office to heal the wounds of apartheid, break the thick walls of animosity, and bring about racial harmony, solid multiracial democracy, and dramatic socio-economic transformations in South Africa.
The deputy president of the senate prayed god to grant the former president’s soul eternal repose.
Reported by Ikharo Attah