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Buhari mourns ex-US envoy, Carrington


The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, mourned a former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, who died on Tuesday.

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President in a tribute, described Carrington as a “long time friend of Nigeria and an astute and courageous diplomat.”

The statement was titled “President Buhari mourns ‘old friend of Nigeria,’ Walter Carrington.”

Shehu further quoted the President as praising the late ambassador whom he said

“openly supported the people of this country when they fought for the return of democracy following the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential elections won by the late Moshood Abiola.”

The presidential aide added that Buhari said the story of the Nigerian democracy under the Fourth Republic will not complete without a mention of the heroic roles of the likes of Carrington.

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,” he quoted Buhari as saying.

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