Governor Adams Oshiomhole has described the late Deputy Senate President, Senator Albert Legogie, as a true democrat who gave his all for the growth of Nigeria’s democracy.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria, Comrade Oshiomhole said “news of the death of Senator Albert Legogiecame to me as a rude shock.
“I offer my personal commiserations and the condolence of the people and government of Edo State on this sad loss.
“His death is a great loss not only to his family, but also to the people of Edo State whom he served so devotedly culminating in his emergence as Deputy Senate President in the Third Republic.
“As an elder statesman, Senator Legogie refused to be constrained by political differences as he willingly offered his advice on ways to move our dear state forward.
“His death has robbed our State and indeed the nation of a true democrat who gave his all for the enthronement of true democracy in the country.
“As a democrat who believes in the welfare of the people and the sanctity of the ballot box, Legogie was at the forefront in the struggle for democracy in the post-military Nigeria and was part of those who gave teeth to the democratic process.
“Despite being a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, he was particularly involved in Adams Oshiomhole’s political
aspiration and remained impressed by his achievements since the inception of the administration till date.
“He will be sorely missed by all true democrats and indeed, the great people of Edo State.
“I pray for the peaceful repose of his soul and for God to grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss”.