The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar,has sent a tribute on the death of Bola Ajibola.
Ajibola was a former attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice in the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida military regime.
In a statement he personally authored, Atiku said: “It is with a heart filled with pain, but with gratitude to the Almighty that I share my condolences about the passing of Prince Bola Ajibola. Pain because there are only a few Nigerians who grew in status to the heights of the Prince from a noble Egba family.
“I am happy in another way because, being a Muslim myself, I am certain that Prince Ajibola would, himself, have elected to make his passing in the glorious month of Ramadan.”
According to him, “There are so many things to remember Prince Bola Ajibola for. That he was a doyen of the law profession and his accomplishments as a jurist of note is the most basic of the things that we shall tell of his memories.
“Of course, he did the country proud when he served at The International Court of Justice at The Hague, as well as during his years of service as Nigeria’s envoy to the United Kingdom.