The National Woman Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Stella Effah-Attoe, is dead.
It was gathered that Effah-Attoe, a member of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC), died on Sunday after a brief illness.
This was revealed in a statement on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, the PDP described Effah-Attoe’s death as a huge blow to the nation.
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The party said Effah-Attoe was very brilliant, towering and magnificent in all spheres, but yet lived an exceptionally humble, pleasant, sociable, gracious, compassionate and loving life.
The PDP said Effah-Attoe’s death had left a huge vacuum in the PDP, adding that she touched lives in many positive ways and made pivotal contributions towards the growth and development of our Nation.
The statement read in part, “Prof. Effah-Attoe was very brilliant, towering and magnificent in all spheres, but yet lived an exceptionally humble, pleasant, sociable, gracious, compassionate and loving life. She touched lives in many positive ways and made pivotal contributions towards the growth and development of our Nation.
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“She was a dedicated teacher, politician, author, and fearless mobilizer who always stood for the truth; fought for justice, equity, and fairness and gave her energy, passion, and resources in the pursuit of the rights of women in Nigeria.
“Over the years, as Commissioner for Education and later Commissioner for Information and Culture in Cross River State, member of the Cross River State House of Assembly, member of Governing Board of several Cross River State and Federal Government Agencies and Programmes; a University Professor and one of the most decorated scholars in Nigeria, she distinguished herself as an amazon with extraordinary intellectual capacity for leadership and national service.”
The PDP stated that it will always remember the tireless contributions of the deceased alongside other leaders in the effort to rebrand and strengthen the party in the build-up to the 2023 general elections.
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It added: “As the National Woman Leader of our great Party, she brought an uncommon intellectual aptitude into Party administration, especially in mobilizing women for greater participation in politics and governance.