8. Administrator-General, entitled to letters of administration in preference to creditors, certain legatees or friends.-
The Administrator-General of the State shall be deemed by all the courts in the State to have a right to letters of administration other than letters pendente lite in preference to that of-
(a) a creditor; or
(b) a legatee, other than a universal legatee or a residuary legatee or the representative of a residuary legatee; or
(c) a friend of the deceased.