Tony Momoh, an Edo prince, a prominent journalist, lawyer, politician and former Minister of Information and Culture, died in Abuja yesterday. He was aged 81.
The President as well as other eminent politicians described the death of Tony Momoh as a huge loss to the polity.
A part of the President’s message in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina read,
“His brand of loyalty is very rare in the politics of today. I will greatly miss him.”
The President recalled the role played by Prince Momoh in strengthening the media organization as well as in the formation of the ruling party. He went ahead to compensate the media field as well as the people of Edo State on the loss of a great legend.
Renowned politicians; Lagos State Governor Sanwo-Olu, journalist and former Ogun State Governor Olusegun Osoba, former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi, Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, Senate President Lawan, former Governor of Abia State Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, former Delta State Governor James Ibori and many others commiserated with the family and associates of the former Minister of Information and Culture.