The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has grieved over the death of one of its founding members, former Minister of Commerce and Industry and former Minister of State for Finance, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye, describing his death as a colossal national loss.
In a communique on Sunday, the party stated that Senator Martins-Kuye, a member of the Third Republic Senate as well as its candidate in the 1999 governorship election in Ogun state, was a highly courageous democrat and dedicated statesman, who sacrificed his time, energy, and resources towards the stability and development of the nation.
“Senator Martins-Kuye was a thorough technocrat whose commitment and sense of duty as minister of commerce and industry as well as that of finance stood him out in service, particularly in championing landmark reforms to reposition the sectors.
“The contributions of Senator Martins-Kuye for the growth and development of our party remain indelible both in his home state, Ogun, and at the national level, where he played exceptional roles with other patriots in laying a solid foundation for our great party as well as the entrenchment of democracy in our nation,” PDP’s statement partly read.
The party commiserated with the Martins-Kuye family, the PDP fold in Ogun state as well as the people and government of Ogun state and prayed God to comfort and grant all the fortitude to bear this loss.