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Carrington Pays Tribute to Lam Adesina

12 Nov 2012

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Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington

Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, has described late Chief Lam Adesina, former governor of Oyo State, as a "revered elder statesman".

In a tribute to the late former governor, Ambassador Carrington said with his death, "another of Nigeria's devoted defenders of democracy is sadly gone".

Recalling his association with the former governor, Carrington said, "I will always fondly remember the hospitality Governor Adesina extended 10 years ago to Arese and me when we came to Ibadan where I had been asked to deliver a eulogy for Bola Ige".

The former US envoy also sympathized with Adesina's family, the people of Oyo State and the nation, which he said the former governor "so nobly served."

Carrington served as US envoy in Nigeria between 1993 and 1997, a period characterised by the struggles for the actualisation of June 12, 1993 presidential election believed to have been won by Chief Moshood Abiola, but which was annulled by the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.

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