GOODBYE TO THE HON. JUSTICE CHIEF SIR (DR), ADOLPHUS G. KARIBI WHYTE
Today, Rivers State honored a man who truly deserves to be honored. He was very close to my father and was also a father to me. And I state with all sense of pride that he will remain a symbol of pride and honor to the Kalabari Kingdom and to Rivers State for his good legacies and trademarks of integrity and sound mind.
Indeed, the Kalahari kingdom has produced very eminent jurists. But we haven’t had anybody at the Supreme Court before. So, the late Justice made a remarkable history.
The Kalabari kingdom has lost one of its finest; and it is sad that we are losing those men and women who put the Kalabari kingdom on the map of Nigeria. Today is quite memorable and as his son, I feel very concerned but I am happy because he achieved quite a whole lot and lived up to 88. There are landmark judgments to his credit. I don’t know of any judgment given by him that was overturned.
This is a colossal loss to the Kalabari kingdom and to Rivers State. I’m however happy that the entire state gave him the honor he deserves.
Goodbye to our father and may God bless Rivers State.