Ex-president dead, Buhari mourns him says he was one of the greatest

Ex-president dead, Buhari mourns him says he was “one of the greatest”

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President Muhammadu Buhari, has described Kenneth Kaunda, the Zambia’s founding father and independence nationalist, as “one of the greatest African and world leaders of all time who loved his country and people profoundly.”

Zambia's founding father President Kenneth Kaunda dies aged 97 | Zambia  News | Al Jazeera

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday titled ‘Kaunda was a great patriot who loved his people profoundly, says President Muhammadu Buhari.’

The statement read, “Reacting to Kaunda’s death at the age of 97, the President said ‘I have received his passing with great shock because I knew his contributions to the development of not only Zambia but also Africa at large.’

“According to President Buhari, ‘we can’t forget in a hurry how Kaunda gave shelter to anti-apartheid freedom fighters from South Africa and former Rhodesia.’

“The Nigerian leader noted that ‘the late Kaunda was one of the loudest voices for the liberation of Africa from colonialism and imperialism and he did so with passion and sincerity. It is impossible to reflect on Kaunda’s legacy without acknowledging his selflessness and passion for service.’”

President Muhammadu Buhari through his spokesperson extended his condolences and that of Nigeria to the family, the government and people of Zambia over Kaunda’s death.

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