The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee says Samuel Nda-Isaiah, the late publisher of Leadership Newspapers, was a hardworking and faithful party man.
The committee, who said this in a statement signed by Mr Ismaeel Ahmed on Sunday in Abuja, noted that the APC and the country had lost a media icon with the death of Nda-Isaiah.
Ahmed said that Nda-Isaiah, who was dedicated to the ideals of the party, stood for and fought for those ideals strongly and passionately.
He said that the party received the news of his death with shock and grief.
“In fact, Nda-Isaiah took the great leap to affirm the ideals he believed in by seeking to be the party’s presidential ﬂag bearer in 2014 presidential primaries.
“He was part and parcel of the journey that brought our party to its formation and ultimately, the growth we have achieved in the last six years.
“Whenever the party gave tasks to him, he carried them out dutifully and with the highest sense of responsibility.
“This, indeed, was the classic Nda-Isaiah — a hard worker who was passionate about the growth and development of his community, party and his country,” he said.
Ahmed noted that Nda-Isaiah set industry standards as a media practitioner and publisher, saying that he would forever be a reference point to media practitioners in the country.
“Like the name of his newspaper: Leadership Newspaper; For God and Country, Nda-Isaiah was driven by faithfulness to God and patriotism to country in whatever decision he took,” he said.
Ahmed added that the country had lost a man that was full to the brim with ideas and solutions.
“Unfortunately, we have lost him at a time the nation needed his contributions more than ever.
“The chairman and members of the caretaker committee deeply mourn this great loss and extends heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and the media industry,” he said.
Ahmed prayed that God would grant Nda-Isaiah’s soul a perfect rest and his family the fortitude to bear the loss.