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Jonathan condoles with Ajimobi, Ovie-Whiskey families

20 July 2012, 10:08

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday conveyed condolences to the family of late Justice Victor Ovie-Whiskey and Oyo Governor, Abiola Ajimobi.

 Ovie-Whiskey, former Chairman of the defunct Federal Electoral Commission (FEDECO) died on Wednesday.

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, the President recalled the contributions of Ovie-Whiskey’s to the nation as a judge and Chairman of FEDECO.

He urged the family to take solace in the knowledge that the late judge lived a fulfilled life and left a worthy legacy of commendable service to the nation.

Jonathan said the deceased’s upright and conscientious management of Nigeria’s electoral process in very challenging times would stand to his eternal credit in the nation’s history.

He prayed for the peaceful repose of the deceased’s soul.

In a related development, the President had also written to condole with the Oyo State  Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on the death of his mother, Sikirat Ajimobi.

In the letter, Jonathan urged Ajimobi and members of his family to be consoled by Ajimobi’s fulfilled life of service as a prominent trader, community leader and devout Muslim.

He prayed that God Almighty would grant Sikirat Ajimobi’s soul eternal rest.



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