Ovie-Whiskey was a selfless public officer – Mark
President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has described the death of Second Republic Chairman of the defunct Federal Electoral Commission (FEDECO), Justice Victor Ovie-Whiskey as a monumental loss to the nation.
In a condolence message to the Government and people of Delta State on the demise of the Elder Statesman, Senator Mark noted that he was a quintessential legal icon who impacted positively on the political and economic life of Nigeria.
According to him, “As the then Chief Judge of the old Bendel State, Justice Ovie-Whiskey displayed uncommon quality and integrity which necessitated his appointment to midwife the electoral system of Nigeria as the then Chairman of FEDECO.
As the then Chairman of FEDECO, he displayed uncommon knowledge and courage and conducted a conclusive election that was adjudged peaceful, free and fair.”
Senator Mark noted that Ovie-Whiskey would be missed by the nation adding that Ovie-Whiskey departed at a time his wealth of experiences would have been needed to shape and pilot the affairs of the Nation.
The President of the Senate added that late Ovie-Whiskey lived a life of selfless service and left his positive footprint on the sand of time.
He therefore asked the government, people of Delta State especially the bereaved family to take solace in the fact that late Ovie-Whiskey lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation.