Death of ex-CJN, Musdapher, painful—APC

Dahiru Musdapher

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday expressed shock over the death of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Dahiru Musdapher.

The former CJN died in London after a protracted illness.

The APC, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said while the death of the late Justice Musdapher is a sad and painful loss to the family, his home state, Jigawa, the country’s judicial community and indeed the entire nation, Nigerians should take solace on the fact that he lived impactful life.

“Many who were close to the erudite jurist fondly described him as an avid reader who loved Nigeria and had a passion for the job.

“Aside his distinguished service to the country as the 13th CJN, the party recalled his exemplary service as Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Kaduna State; Chief Judge of Kano State Judiciary and Justice, Court of Appeal, among other important appointments.

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“A staunch proponent for judicial reforms in the country, the late Musdapher was a frontline bastion for the entrenchment of constitutional democracy in the country.

“Indeed, his transition marks the exit of a great legal icon and an astute adjudicator.

“The APC offers deep condolences and prays the Almighty Allah grant his deserving soul eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the loss,” the statement said.