…Says The Sun is number one
By Ndubuisi Orji
A socio-political group, the Igbo Coalition in Lagos, has
expressed appreciation to the chairman of The Sun Publishing
Limited, and former governor of Abia State, Dr.
Orji Uzor Kalu and the management of the company for
honouring national leader of the All Progressives Congress
(APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as The Sun Man of the Year
The chairman of the group, Chief Chris Ekwilo, said as
supporters of the APC leader, it was imperative for the
group to visit the newspaper house to thank the company
for recognising the contributions of Tinubu to Nigeria’s democracy.
He stated this when he led other members of the group
from across the state on what he described as a “solidarity,
appreciation and courtesy” visit to the corporate headquarters
of the company in Lagos.
Ekwilo, who explained that the Igbo Coalition consists
of different Igbo socio-cultural groups in Lagos, said only
God knows what could have befallen Nigeria, if not for the
contributions of the likes of Tinubu.
He lauded The Sun for its untiring efforts to keep Nigerians
informed, noting that the newspaper remains the number
one in the country.
Ekwilo called on all Nigerians, especially Ndigbo, to continue
to patronise the newspaper, stating that the newspaper
is contributing meaningfully to the socio-economic
and political development of the country through its rich
editorial content. He added that The Sun remains the most
authentic voice of the nation, and Ndigbo in particular.
He pledged the continued support of the group to Dr
Kalu in his determined effort to give a voice to Ndigbo in
“Some time ago, The Sun gave our national leader, Asiwaju
Bola Ahmed Tinubu, The Sun Man of the Year Award.
So, we are here to appreciate the company for this eminently
deserved award. We, his political children appreciate
Only God knows what could have befallen Nigeria if not
for the likes of Asiwaju Tinubu. We are here to say thank
you very much for this honour. And we equally thank the
publisher, our own brother.
“The Sun is the hottest delicacy. Nobody can go a day
without The Sun. We have come to the company for the
award given to our national leader, Tinubu. The Sun is the
best newspaper in Nigeria; very unique and first among
“The Sun remains our own. The Sun remains the highest
selling newspaper. Every Nigerian, especially Igbo, should
be addicted to The Sun. If you are not addicted to The Sun,
you are missing something. The entire Igbo Coalition, we
see The Sun as our own,” Ekwilo said.
Earlier, the Managing Director, Mr Eric Osagie, while
welcoming the visitors, urged them to continue supporting
the newspaper, stating that The Sun is their own. He said
apart from The Sun being their own, it is also the highest
selling newspaper in the country, circulating in every nook
and cronny of country.
Osagie said Dr. Kalu represents the true spirit of the Igbo
man and urged the coalition to continue supporting him,
noting that he means well for the Igbo and Nigerians at
large, adding that the former governor is the kind of man
the Igbo need to represent them in the Senate at this present
He encouraged them to sustain the Igbo spirit of industry,
hospitality and peaceful co-existence, promising that
The Sun will continue to protect and project their interest.
The visitors later observed one-minute silence in honour
of the former late Mr Dimgba Igwe, former deputy managing
director of the company.
The delegation which came with fanfair amidst drumming
and dancing included Chief Osita Nweke, chairman,
Ohaneze, Mushin Local Government Area; Chief (Mrs)
Kate Ugoka, woman leader, Igbo Speaking Community, Lagos;
Eze Guy Nwajiofor Okoli, Eze Igbo, Ajeromi Ifelodun
Local Government Area amongst other eminent personalities.
Highlights of the visit included traditional breaking of
kolanuts, goodwill messages from the various Igbo groups
that make up the coalition and prayers for the company,
Kalu, Tinubu, Buhari, Ndigbo and Nigeria.