The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mourned the death of its national woman leader, Prof Stella Effah-Attoe.
Effah-Attoe passed away after a brief illness, the party announced on Sunday.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, in a statement, said; “She was a dedicated teacher, politician, author, and fearless mobilizer who always stood for the truth; fought for justice, equity, and fairness and gave her energy, passion, and resources in the pursuit of the rights of women in Nigeria.
“Over the years, as Commissioner for Education and later Commissioner for Information and Culture in Cross River State, member of the Cross River State House of Assembly, member of Governing Board of several Cross River State and Federal Government Agencies and Programmes; a University Professor and one of the most decorated scholars in Nigeria, she distinguished herself as an amazon with extraordinary intellectual capacity for leadership and national service.
“As the National Woman Leader of our great Party, she brought an uncommon intellectual aptitude into Party administration, especially in mobilizing women for greater participation in politics and governance.
“The PDP will always remember her tireless contributions alongside other PDP leaders in the effort to rebrand and strengthen our great Party in the build-up to the 2023 general elections in line with the mission to rescue, rebuild, and redirect our nation from misrule.”
Effah-Attoe, who was also a member of the PDP National Working Committee, died at a hospital in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, where she hailed from.