LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Rivers State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has mourned the passing of the renowned writer and former member of the Nigeria Armed Forces, Captain Elechi Amadi.
He succumbed to a protracted illness occasioned by multiple organ failure on Wednesday.
Amadi was 82.
PDP Rivers Chairman Felix Obuah, said Amadi’s death had occasioned a huge void for the literary world and Rivers State in particular.
He expressed condolences to the Amadi family over the loss.
Obuah said he personally received the news of the death of Amadi at the Good Heart Hospital in Port Harcourt with grief and sorrow.
He recalled the contributions of the late sage to the growth and development of education in Rivers and the country while he served as Education Commissioner in Rivers State and the State Scholarship Board respectively, but more importantly, as a creative writer and critical thinker whose literary works produced great minds the world over.
Among the deceased’s works include “The Concubines” and “My Calabash.”
“It’s in keeping with this admonition that I convey to all his loved ones, the Rivers people, the literary world and the entire Elechi Amadi family my heart-felt sympathies on the death of our great friend, and teacher,” Obuah said.
Amadi was born in 1934 in Aluu in the Ikwerre local government area of Rivers.
– CAJ News