Ex-President Jonathan Mourns Former Zambian President

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Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has leaders across the globe to mourn the death of former President of Zambia, Dr. Kenneth Kaduna.

Kaduna who died Thursday (today) was said to have died at the age of 97.

In a condolence message personally signed by Jonathan, read as thus “I am deeply saddened by the passing on of former Zambian President and foremost Pan-Africanist Dr. Kenneth Kaunda who died today at the age of 97 years.

“Not only was he of very great significance to Africa‚Äôs struggle for liberation he was also quite significant to me. I met him as a much younger politician and I am glad to have maintained a close relationship with the great sage.

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“Kaunda was a specimen of the highest level of patriotism. He was also a strong promoter of Pan-Africanism, an idea that has reached maturity with the African Continental Free Trade Area, which itself was a product of the vision of men and women like Mr. Kaunda.

“His life was a pattern of good works, and his post Presidential work in providing relief for HIV/AIDS patients, as well as promoting practices and measures to curb the spread of the virus are remembered.

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“During my time as the Governor of Bayelsa State in 2006, Pa Kaunda visited and spent two days with us in Yenagoa, because of our shared interest in the protection of our peoples against the scourge of HIV/AIDS.

“I recall with relish the impressive pace displayed by Kaunda, then aged 82 years, at the symbolic Three Arms Walk for HIV/AIDS on the streets of Yenagoa.

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“He visited me a couple of times when I was in office as President of Nigeria. We saw last in 2016 when I visited him while I was in Zambia as Head of African Union (AU) Election Observation Mission.

“He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered across the entire continent.


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“On behalf of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation and my family, I condole with the government and people of the Republic of Zambia on the passing of their foremost founding father.
“I pray for fortitude to his immediate family.”

  • GEJ.

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