A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former Spokesman of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has described Mallam Abba Kyari as the most powerful Chief of Staff ever in the annals of governance in Nigeria.
He said Kyari’s death no matter the position of some critics and associates, has created a great vacuum in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and governance in Nigeria.
Abba Kyari was buried in Abuja yesterday after he died of Coronavirus on Friday, according to the Presidency.
Eze, in a statement to us on Sunday, said,
“The death of Mal. Abba Kyari the Chief of Staff to President Buhari came to me and family as a big shock.
“His death no matter the position of some of his critics and associates has created a great vacuum in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and governance in Nigeria.
“Though, he will be replaced as soon as possible so that governance will not suffer or be slowed down but the fact remains that he has left a very big shoe for whoever will be nominated to replace him.
“No matter the stand of anybody, Abba Kyari remains the strongest and most powerful Chief of Staff ever to any President of this country with so much powers to influence most of the government’s policies and direction.
“He stands as one of the major Pillars of the APC led government and will surely be mentioned and highlighted in most of the great and unwise decisions of this administration.
“His death also will teach us particularly our leaders that this world is not our permanent place with the realisation that should enable us shun and avoid every form of corruption or policy or policies inimical to the greatness of this nation.
“I pray God to grant his gentle soul eternal rest and fortitude to his dear ones, particularly our amiable President Buhari.”