Saturday, October 10, 2015 11:59 pm
Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state has described the death of Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the first civilian governor of the state as a personal loss to him, the government and people of the state.
Alamieyeseigha died on Saturday evening at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, where he was receiving medical care.
Dickson, in statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said that Alamieyeseigha was a strong supporter of his administration.
He said in the statement that Alamieyeseigha’s demise was a very painful and monumental loss to the entire Ijaw nation, which he had always defended.
The Bayelsa governor also commiserated with the deceased’s wife, Margaret, his immediate family, and the entire people of the state, noting that the Ijaws had lost a “rare gem”.