Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Condolences have continued to pour in over the death of Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the former Governor of Bayelsa state.
Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has commiserated with the Alamieyeseigha family, government and people of Bayelsa State as well as the Ijaw Nation, at large, over the sudden death of the first civilian Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
Governor Okowa in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu described Alamieyeseigha’s exit as shocking and painful.
“The late Alamieyeseigha was loved by the Ijaws who saw him as a rallying point for the reawakening of the spirit of togetherness irrespective of the spread of the Ijaws in all riverine areas of the country. No wonder they nicknamed him ‘Governor General of the Ijaw nation,’” Okowa noted.
Governor Okowa extolled the humility of the late Alamieyeseigha which enabled him to mentor up-coming politicians culminating in his Deputy Governor, Goodluck Jonathan, rising to become Nigeria’s president.
Okowa said may God grant the late Alamieyeseigha eternal rest, and enjoined the family, government of Bayelsa state and the Ijaws in general to immortalize him by ensuring that the Ijaws remain united and speak with one voice, at all times. …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper