Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price has paid tribute to Nicola Sturgeon who has this morning announced she will resign as SNP leader and First Minister after more than eight years as head of the Scottish government.
The Plaid Cymru Leader called Ms Sturgeon a “once in a generation politician, driven by a deep and unwavering passion for her country and duty to public service”.
Mr Price thanked the SNP Leader for the “Scottish hand of friendship” that was always extended to Wales and noted Plaid Cymru and the SNP’s joint desire to “create a better future free from Westminster rule”.
Thanking her for her “exemplary service to Scotland”, the Plaid Cymru Leader said that Ms Sturgeon’s legacy would be Scottish independence and that her tenure would always be “historic”.
Responding to Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation as SNP leader and Scotland’s First Minister, Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS said,
“Nicola Sturgeon is a once in a generation politician, driven by a deep and unwavering passion for her country and duty to public service.
“Nicola’s political conviction that fairness and equality should be the guiding principles of all progressive governments has been a beacon of light in the some of the darkest days of UK democracy.
“Her Scottish hand of friendship always extended to Wales – as Nations and as people we marched together, Nicola at the helm, to create a better future free from Westminster rule.
“As 5 UK Prime Ministers came and went, each mired by scandal or incompetence – Nicola Sturgeon stood steadfast in her beliefs and dignified in her politics.
“No woman or man alone will achieve independence – but there will be some who move the dial.
“Nicola Sturgeon’s legacy will be Scottish independence and for that and all else she has achieved; her tenure will truly be historic.
“On behalf of Plaid Cymru I extend both our thanks and best wishes to Nicola, we know that your exemplary service to Scotland will continue in the next chapter of your distinguished career.