Jonathan Mourns Akinjide, Decribes Him as a Patriot, Legal Icon

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By Chibuike  Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Former Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has commiserated with the family of late Richard Akinjide and government of over the death of their father.

The former who expressed sadness over the death, described late Akinjide as a patriot and icon.

The condolence message was contained in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze sent to Sundiata Post.

The statement reads:

Former Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed sadness over the passing on of former Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Richard Akinjide describing his death as a great loss to the nation.

 The former who stated this in a condolence message to the Akinjide family and of noted that the late former Attorney General contributed so much to the development of the nation’s jurisprudence.

 In the message he personally signed, Dr. Jonathan said further: “I commiserate with the Akinjide family and the Government and people of on the death of elder statesman Chief  Richard Akinjide.

 “He was a forthright jurist and politician who served Nigeria meritoriously as Minister of Education and Attorney General of the Federation at different political eras.

 “As a patriot and icon he worked to improve the nation’s jurisprudence. Chief Akinjide will be greatly missed by many members of our society, as he was an invaluable asset who contributed so much to the political development of our country. May God comfort the family and give them the strength to bear this loss.”

Ikechukwu Eze

Media Adviser to Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR