We the Calabar Group of Socialists write to express our sincere solidarity with the family of late Mrs Ekei Ndem Nsefik.
Late Comrade Ekei Ndem Nsefik was married to fearless revolutionary comrade and activist, Late Comrade Wahab Omorilewa Goodluck; who was a frontline leader of the socialist wing of the Nigerian Labour Movement from the early 50s to 1991 when he died.
Both the deceased and the husband were instrumental to the formation of Nigerian Labour Party in 1989 in Calabar.
Comrade Ekei was a visionary, revolutionary and a patriot. She was on the side of the sidelined, wretched of the earth and of the working class of Nigeria in their effort to dismantle the vicious activities of the Nigerian military oligarchy. In her active life, she moved against the callous and opportunistic tendencies in Nigerian political hemisphere by the ruling class such as Late Remi Fani Kayode aka Remi-Power (as encapsulated in his son, Femi Fani-Kayode).
They plunder our collective wealth and loathsomely deride us for every attempt to beam light on their insatiable capitalistic grip on our collective wealth.
Comr. Ekei, we fraternally use this solemn time of your interment, to renew our commitment to promoting free press in a world where retrogrades like the Kayode’s who are still sadly bent on intimidating and subverting free press, using their wide connections and state powers to bully opposition who seek to demand accountability.
Again, we solidarise with you and rededicate ourselves to the just and humanistic struggle
Adieu dear Comrade
Comrade John Ukam
For: Calabar Group of Socialists
August 28, 2020
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