By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it deeply mourns the death of Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullah, the Party commiserates with his immediate family, the people and government of Benue State, and indeed all Nigerians, over the sad and irreparable loss of this great statesman, legal luminary and patriot.
“We recall that Katsina-Alu who served as Chief Justice of Nigeria from December 30, 2009, to August 28, 2011, was an impartial and thorough judge. As a jurist, his contributions to the development of the Nigerian legal system cannot be quantified. He delivered numerous landmark judgements, wrote many legal papers and mentored several young lawyers.
“As a statesman, the late Katsina-Alu often put national interest above self and other considerations. We have indeed lost a good man who was non-partisan, honest and frank,” it stated.
APC said that he will be sorely missed, especially now that the country needs his wise counsel and stabilizing voice.
“May his soul rest in peace,” it prayed.