Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed sadness at the demise of Senator Usman Albishir at the time the country needed his wisdom and experience to strengthen its democratic system.
In a message of condolence released in Abuja by his media office, the former Vice President particularly paid tribute to Albishir’s tenacity and respect for the rule of law during his struggle over Yobe state governorship petition in 2007.
Atiku recalled that the late Senator Albishir peacefully explored legal avenues to get justice rather than urging his supporters to take the law into their own hands.
The former Vice President noted that such civilised approach to politics is worthy of emulation by our politicians.
He prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant his family the strength and fortitude to bear the loss.
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