Atiku Abubakar
Atiku Abubakar

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Atiku Abubakar has expressed sadness and profound shock at the death of former Delta state governor, Chief Felix Ibru.

Atiku Abubakar described the former governor and senator as a gentleman of high standing and a democratic icon who risked his life, properties and personal comfort to fight for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria by standing up to military dictatorship.

The former Vice President also described late Felix Ibru as “an epitome of honesty, decency, philanthropy and entrepreneurship, qualities for which the family is well known, through which they touched the lives of many Nigerians irrespective of tribe and religion”.