Anyaoku, Fashola urges politicians to shun politics with bitterness


Chief Emeka Anyaoku

A former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaokwu has urged politicians to shun politics with bitterness in order to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy.

Anyaokwu gave the advice in Lagos at the “Night of Tributes and Music’’ organised as part of funeral programme for late Dr Alex Ekwueme on Friday night.

Ekwueme, a former Vice -President died on Nov. 19, 2017 at the age of 85.

Anyaoku said Nigeria would be better if the political class imbibed the spirit of sportsmanship and shun do-or-die politics.

He described Ekwueme as a man of peace, who practiced politics without bitterness and stressed the need for leaders to emulate his style.

“The late Dr. Ekwueme was a man of peace, a man who practiced politics without bitterness, a man whose politics was without violence.

“When his political party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)…

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