Atiku Abubakar mourns demise of Prince Bola Ajibola
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday mourned the demise of former judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, Prince Bola Ajibola.
Prince Ajibola passed on in Abeokuta on Sunday at the age of 89 years.
In a statement he issued in Abuja, Abubakar described the former Attorney-General and the Minister of Justice of Nigeria (1985 – 1991) as a great man of impeccable virtue.
Abubakar said that he was “pained but happy because, being a Muslim, I am certain that Ajibola would himself, have elected to make his passing in the glorious month of Ramadan’’.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the March 18 election added that Ajibola would be remembered as a doyen of the law profession and a jurist of note.
“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.
“What was spectacular about the late eminent jurist was how his values of forthrightness and candour, which, by the way, is emblematic of his Egba heritage, reflected in all other spheres of his earthly engagements.
“As a diplomat, jurist and educationist, what was consistent about his character was his overwhelming presence of rectitude and forbearance in every of his endeavour.
“Those qualities of his personality are the secret codes to his achievements in life. I am sure that they are qualities that his family and friends will be proud of and immortalise in his memory,’’ Abubakar added