*mourns elder statesman
By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and one of the top contenders in the 2923 polls, Prince Adewole Adebayo has described the passing of a one time Minister of Power and Steel, Wantaregh, Paul Iyorpuu UNONGO as a huge loss to Nigeria.
Prince Adebayo expressed this in a tweet on Wednesday November 30, 2022, following the demise of Unongo in Jos on Tuesday.
” If the dreams of Paul Unongo had come to pass, Nigeria would have been today, an industrial giant,” he said..
According to SDP presidential candidate, he assured Unongo that they will work in ensuring a Nigeria that works for all in realized.
“I managed to assure Baba that we had not dropped the baton and the race continues despite headwinds and distracted leadership in today’s Nigeria,” he tweeted.
In an earlier tweet, Prince Adebayo said, “I mourn elder Statesman, Wantaregh, Paul Iyorpuu UNONGO who has died in Jos. This scion of Kwaghngise-Anure-Abera ancestry of Turan, Kwande LGA of Benue State did all he could to industrialise Nigeria and unify our people. I saw him days back and I knew days left were few. Adieu,” he said.
“All efforts I made to get Baba to talk were only met with humming of heavenly songs and soft smiles of an undefeated, unrelenting energetic spirit trapped in an ailing mortal body.
“Wherever we choose to bury Paul Unongo, Ajaokuta Steel Complex would always be his cenotaph.And the burial ground of our steely dreams.”