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Jonathan, AU Mourn Death Of Former Prime Minister Of Togo, Edem Kodjo



Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the death of Ex-Prime Minister of Togo, Edem Kodjo.

Kodjo died over the weekend in Paris at the age of 82, the cause of his death was not disclosed.

In his reaction to the demise, Dr Jonathan shared a post on his Twitter page, offering his condolences to the government of Togo and the family of the Ex-Prime Minister.

“I offer my deepest condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Togo over the death of H.E. Edem Kodjo, former Secretary-General of the African Union and ex-Prime Minister of Togo.

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“He will continue to live in the hearts and minds of his compatriots as Togo’s foremost reformist and statesman who helped carve a democratic path for his country,” Dr Jonathan wrote.

Similarly the African Union Chairperson, Moussa Mahamat in a statement offered his condolences to the family of the deceased and Togolese people.

Mr Mahamat said he learned with immense pain of the departure of the great Pan-Africanist and former Secretary General of the Organization.

He described Mr Kodjo as a brilliant African intellectual and distinguished statesman and tireless knight of peace.

“In this painful circumstance, the President of the African Union Commission, on behalf of all the staff of the Continental Organization in whose service, Edem Kodjo, has sacrificed a lot, and in his personal name, expresses his most sincere and deep condolences to his family, the Togolese people and all the African peoples.

“May his soul rest in peace and may his example continue to inspire the continent,” the African Union Chairperson’s statement read.

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