The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar, has mourned the death of the former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington.
Naija News had earlier reported that Carrington was confirmed dead by his wife, Arese, on Wednesday.
It was reported that the 90-year-old reportedly died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday.
Former Vice President in his reaction on Twitter said the diplomat who played a pivotal role in the USA’s assistance in establishing democratic rule in Nigeria will be missed dearly.
“Walter Carrington was the US Ambassador to Nigeria between 1993-1997 and was married to a Nigerian, Arese, from Edo State.”
“He played a pivotal role in the USA’s assistance in establishing democratic rule in Nigeria.”
“His death is a big loss. He will be dearly missed,” he said.