His Excellency The Governor-General has expressed his deep sorrow at the passing of the Most Honourable Edward Seaga, former Prime Minister and one of the principal architects of Jamaica’s post-Independence governmental structure.
Sir Patrick Allen said, His long list of achievements in national and political leadership, enlightened policy development, and efficient implementation marked him as a strategic thinker and man of action. He evoked a brand of loyalty which was a combination of deep respect and unquestioned love.
The Governor- General added that, “ Mr. Seaga leaves us a legacy of visionary leadership, sustainable institutional development, and a wealth of ideas and information. His formidable record of service will ensure the perpetuation of his contribution to the ongoing political maturing of our nation.”
Lady Allen and I extend our deepest sympathy to his beloved wife, Carla, to his children, grandchildren, other close relatives and friends, and to all who grieve his passing here in Jamaica and across the world.