The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has mourned the death of veteran journalist, Peter Enahoro, saying he was a great advocate and crusader for democracy and good governance.
Enahoro, known by his pen name ‘Peter Pan’, was a former Editor-in-Chief/Managing Director of Daily Times. He died in London on Monday at the age of 88.
In a statement on Tuesday via his Twitter page, Obi said Peter Enahoro famous book, “How to be a Nigerian” placed the country in the historic and literary limelight.
“I join the Enahoro Family of Uromi, and numerous Nigerians in mourning the death of iconic journalist, Mr. Peter Enahoro, popularly known by his pen name, “Peter Pan,” who died on 24th of April, 2023 at the age of 88 in London.
“His role in using journalism -his profession of choice -in advancing Nigeria’s independence struggle is well recorded and regarded. His famous book, “How to be a Nigerian” placed our country in the historic and literary limelight.
“He was a great advocate and crusader for democracy and good governance, who consistently decried military anti-politics in Nigeria. He will be sorely missed. While praying for the repose of his soul, I also pray for his family to have the fortitude to bear this huge loss. – PO.”