Senate President, Senator David Mark, Governor Adams Oshiomhole and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, led other dignitaries to the burial of the former Deputy Senate, Senator Albert Legogie, yesterday, at his village, Ugbekpe Ekperi, in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State.
Mark, who spoke at the funeral mass, described Legogie as a true democrat and one of the outspoken voices during the June 12 debacle. The Senate President was represented by the Senate Minority Leader, Senator George Akume. He said, "I knew him when he served under Iyochia Ayu during the June 12, 1993 election annulment. Hewas a strong voice who served his country home and abroad, creditably."
Also speaking, Ihedioha said, "I came to pay this last respect to a leader that I encountered since 1991. He was a great Nigerian, a courageous man who ensured that democracy was enthroned. He was a bold and accomplished lawmaker. I recalled that when Abacha struck after the June 12 debacle, he was one of those who saw to it that stability returned to country and one of those that formed the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) and consequently became a member of its BOT."
In his tribute, Oshiomhole noted that moments of this nature was an opportunity to remember a brother, recalling that of the politicians he met when he wanted to contest for elective position in 2007, it was Legogie that took up the courage and challenge to show him around.