Former Vice President and the Presidental candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar has said that the death of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, has robbed the country and the judiciary of one of the best legal minds whose contribution to democracy cannot be easily forgotten.
Reacting to the death in a statement made available to BusinessDay by his media aide in Abuja on Sunday, the former Vice President explained that Kutigi was a great Justice who avoided controversy throughout his judicial career adding that his commitment to law and justice and democracy would be remembered for years to come after his death.
The Wazirin Adamawa recalled that, as chairman of the 2014 National Conference, Kutigi demonstrated admirable wisdom and remarkable leadership in handling such delicate national assignment.
“By successfully chairing such gathering of Nigerians from diverse backgrounds”, Atiku said, Kutigi “showed a great capacity for leadership and broadminded disposition.”
Atiku prayed to Allah to bless and forgive the soul of the late Chief Justice of Nigeria and wished his family the strength to overcome this moment of great loss, the statement said.
Innocent Odoh, Abuja