Former number two citizen in the last military dispensation, Admiral Mike Okhai Akhigbe has described former President Musa Yarâ€™Adua as a leader who â€œwas committed particularly to good governance and rule of law in this country.â€
In a statement on Thursday in Lagos , Akhigbe said â€œI want to condole Her Excellency, Mrs Turai Yarâ€™Adua, the Yarâ€™Adua family and indeed all Nigerians on the sad loss of President Musa Yarâ€™Adua.â€
He noted that Yarâ€™Aduaâ€™s â€œpassionate and consummate commitment to the resolution of the Niger Delta problems was one legacy for which he will be fondly remembered.â€
Akhigbe disclosed that the last meeting Yarâ€™Adua held last year with the Aaron Team which he is the Chairman and Professor Wole Soyinka is an observer was fruitful. According to him, â€œthe discussions during that meeting were with candor and commitment. I wish he had lived to accomplish all his plans and dreams not only for the Niger Delta but to all Nigerians.â€
He recalled how Yarâ€™Adua and another governor â€œsponsored and signed my nomination form to contest as President under PDP platform in 2007 before he himself was drafted in to the race.â€
Akhigbe said his family will forever remember his goodness and prayed that he finds favour with the Lord in Heaven.