Lagos - President, Goodluck Jonathan has
expressed shock over the news of the passing away of prominent politician and elder statesman, Alhaji Umaru Dikko, on Tuesday morning in the United Kingdom at age 78.
The President in a statement extended his sincere condolences to the family, friends and political associates of the former Minister of Transport during the Second Republic.
He joined the family in mourning the renowned political leader who, in spite of advanced age, continued to actively contribute to the nurturing and strengthening of democracy in Nigeria until the end of his life.
Jonathan said he firmly believes that Dikko's significant contributions, especially his life-long advocacy for stronger political parties, greater discipline within political parties and the supremacy of political parties had assured him of a place in Nigeria's political development.
He prayed that God Almighty would receive his soul and grant him