- The demise of a former Minister of Information and Culture under the military regime of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, in the person of Prince Tony Momoh was announced Monday, February 1
- Late Prince Tony Momoh was information minister from 1986 to 1990, was aged 82 years until the time of his death
The Edo state born politician was one of the founding fathers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and was an ardent supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari right from their political days with the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC).
Part of what Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan said in his condolence message to the late Prince Tony Momoh was, “my heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and associates of former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh, who died earlier today. I commiserate with the government and people of Edo State and the All Progressives Congress(APC), where he was a highly respected leader.”
“A good man, Prince Tony Momoh, has gone home. The veteran journalist, politician and former minister was an avowed apostle of politics without bitterness. And like the prince he was, carried himself with dignity and respect. He will be sorely missed. My family and I, condole with his family; the Otaru of Auchi Kingdom, HRH Alhaji Aliru Momoh (Ikelebe III) and his Council; the government and people of Edo State, his friends and associates. May his soul rest in peace.” Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar condoled.
“Today (Monday, February 1) we mourn the death of an elder statesman and former Minister of Information and Culture, Prince Tony Momoh who always stood for and advocated for a better Nigeria during his lifetime. I commiserate with his family and pray that God grants him eternal rest.” Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state wrote on his Twitter handle.
Nigeria’s political circle will surely miss the late Prince Tony Momoh, especially the APC.