Saraki mourns Fidel Castro

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has described the death of ex-Cuban President, Fidel Castro Ruz as a colossal loss to the world and the end of an eventful era in in­ternational politics.
Saraki in statement yesterday by his Spe­cial Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, commiserated with the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, the people and government of Cuba over the demise of a great revolutionary leader.
“The late Castro was not only enigmatic as a leader, he was energetic in pursuing his beliefs. His fiery zeal and au­dacity in remaking his country led to his be­ing loved and hated in equal measure by some of his people and neigh­bours alike.
“He held to his beliefs to the end and showed to the world how a leader could shape the fortune of his country for good. He led Cuba to be a major force in Medicine, Sports and be self reliant. One thing is certain, the late Castro is not a man one can easily dismiss with a wave of the hand both when he was alive and now in death.
“One thing that can­not be taken from him is his love and passion for his fatherland and the spirited efforts he made to contribute to its development. It can be truly said of him that he seems to have writ­ten his epitaph in his famous words: ‘Con­demn me, it does not matter. History will ab­solve me.’
“Saraki, therefore, prayed for the repose of the soul of the great leader even as he urged President Raul Cas­tro and the immediate family of the deceased to take solace in the fact that Castro lived and died in service to his fa­therland.

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