Buhari Mourns Carrington, Says He Was An “Heroic Ambassador”

 Buhari Mourns Carrington, Says He Was An “Heroic Ambassador”

President Muhmmadu Buhari has described former United States (U.S.) Ambassador Walter Carrington as a “heroic ambassador” whose role in the story of the Nigerian democracy under the Fourth Republic will not be forgotten.

This was contained in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu on Wednesday.

The statement read in part: “On behalf of my family, the government and people of Nigeria, I commiserate with the family of the deceased, his friends and admirers as well as the government and people of the United States.”

The President furthered praised the late ambassador for his support to the people of Nigeria when they fought for the return of democracy following the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential elections won by the late Moshood Abiola.

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