Mr Schulze, originally from New Ireland, had been a businessman in Angoram for many years, dealing mostly in crocodile skins.
He was an inveterate political candidate, first standing for election in 1982. He had previously lost the seat to Arthur Somare in 1997.
Sonja Barry Ramoi writes:
Not long after the elections Ludwig became seriously ill and was flown to Port Moresby on Belden Namah's private plane for urgent medical treatment.
Ludwig's life was initially saved/prolonged thanks largely to Belden Namah, Alan Bird and Sava Muruk who were instrumental in helping him to get specialist attention in Australia.
Ludwig underwent major surgery at Cairns Base Hospital and was in a coma for months before being discharged in December.
Sava Muruk who knew Ludwig for 30 years or so is still in shock at learning yesterday about his death.
"Unbelievable...I am still in shock. I am very sorry that we lost a good friend", Sava said.
It is possible (not yet 100% confirmed) that Ludwig suffered a fall and a blow to where he was operated on previously and died from internal bleeding - reportedly at 3.30 pm at Pacific International Hospital.
The latest news is that the Opposition Leader together with his Opposition members plan on taking Ludwig's body home for burial.
I spoke with Francis Tobias - an Angoram businessman who was Ludwig's chief supporter on the ground during the campaign period - and asked him if he is going to run in a by-election for Angoram Open or not.
His response - "I am going to do it for Ludwig."
I remember when Ludwig was Police Minister (possibly 1993) when he tried convincing me in his tiny cubicle of an office at parliament to carry a gun for protection.
He was always very down to earth, open and approachable. Even as a senior Minister he was never the arrogant, egotistical type.
We had high hopes and the utmost confidence in his ability to get the job done in this term despite his health problems.
Interestingly it seems that now that Ludwig has passed on, it is the first time ever since PNG's oldest political party PANGU Pati was created (since the House of Assembly in 1964) that there is no PANGU MP.
I wonder what the future will bring for this once great party. RIP Ludwig. Your memory and legacy will live on.