By Ogechi Okorie
Abuja (Precise Post) – “An Avowed apostle of politics without bitterness, Prince Tony Momoh is dead.”
The above were the words of the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general election and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar as mourned the demise of veteran journalists, Prince Tony Momoh.
Atiku who took to his twitter handle to pay tribute to the late Momoh and extend his condolences tweeted:
“A good man, Prince Tony Momoh, has gone home. The veteran journalist, politician and former minister was an avowed apostle of politics without bitterness. And like the prince he was, carried himself with dignity and respect. He will be sorely missed.
“My family and I, condole with his family; the Otaru of Auchi Kingdom, HRH Alhaji Aliru Momoh (Ikelebe III) and his Council; the government and people of Edo State, his friends and associates. May his soul rest in peace.
Precise Post recalls that Prince Momoh was a lawyer, and former Minister of Information and Culture (1986–1990) during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Momoh was born on April 27, 1939 in Auchi, Edo State, to the royal Momoh family.
He was also the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Jos.
His last major public intervention was an interview with Vanguard, published in the Saturday Vanguard of January 30.
In January 2011, he became the National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change CPC, one of the “legacy parties” which merged to form the now ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Known for his bluntness, Prince Momoh was one individual who was committed to any cause he believed in irrespective of whose ox was gored.