Group Mourns Ajuluchukwu's Death |
By Justice Ilevbare
A socio-cultural group, Igbo Unity Movement (IUM), has described the death of Elder statesman, Chief M.C.K. Ajuluchukwu as a big loss that would create a big vacuum in the country.
The movement, in a statement signed by its co-ordinator general, Chief Ideh Nwizu, said that the transition to glory of Chief MCK Ajuluchukwu created more needs for political Irokos in Igbo land and Nigerian political turf, adding that another 'mighty has fallen'.
According to the movement, Ajuluchukwu was discovered by Herbert McCaulay at what is now known as the Yaba College of Technology and further recommended him to Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe for training and upbringing as a world class journalist at the defunct West Africa Pilot.
In a related development, Pan Ndigbo Forum (PNF), in a separate statement endorsed by its president, Chief Guy Ikokwu, said Chief Ajuluchukwu was a hero who epitomizes the excellence of a true leader, who leads his people not because of contracts or personal aggrandizement.
"MCK Ajuluchukwu was a nationalist, a freedom fighter, a Zikist at a tender age and from there he rose to become great newspaper columnist. An extraordinary politician, whose political train, trails from the days of colonial masters to the present new millennium.
"Ajuluchukwu was the director of publicity of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), under Awolowo, an elder statesman, who was in the forefront of the fight against marginalisation of Ndigbo, a believer of true federalism and a strong campaigner for national conference to solve the abnormalities in Nigeria." the statement said.