By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC)Â WednesdayÂ described the late Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), as an impartial and thorough judge.
In a statement issued by it’s National Publicity Secretary Mallam Bolaji Abdulahi, the party commiserated with his immediate family, the people and government of Benue State, andÂ all Nigerians, over what it described as “the sad and irreparable loss of this great statesman, legal luminary and patriot.”
According to the statement, the party said: “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.”
APC said he will be sorely missed, especially now that the country needs his wise counsel and stabilising voice.