Gov Dickson expresses shock, disbelief over Agai’s demise …says he was an astute political leader and ally

Create: 09/05/2017 - 06:29

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has described his Special Adviser on Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, late Chief Bernard Agai as an astute political leader and ally, whose invaluable contributions helped to strengthen the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP in the State

Governor Dickson stated this when he paid a condolence visit to the Agai family in Sagbama, headquarters of Sagbama local government area of the state over the death of Chief Bernard Agai, who passed on to the great beyond on 19th of July, this year.

Commiserating with the bereaved family and the people of Sagbama, the Governor said, he received the news of the sudden death of Chief Agai with shock and disbelief, adding that, he would be greatly missed.

According to him, late Chief Agai had served the state and country in various capacities, which include, Commissioner, State Independent Electoral Commission, a former lawmaker in the old Rivers State House of Assembly, Special Adviser and member of Governing board of some universities.

Governor Dickson, who recalled Chief Agai's role in the last Governorship elections, said his demise has created a vacuum in the party, particularly at the community level.

He prayed God to grant the Agai family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and assured them of the government's support in according him a befitting funeral.

Speaking on behalf of the Agai family, Chief Martins Gbaregolo expressed gratitude to Governor Dickson and his entourage for identifying with them in their moment of grief.

Chief Gbaregolo, who acknowledged the closeness between Governor Dickson and Chief Agai thanked the Governor for providing succour to the family, especially at the time Chief Agai passed on.

Chief Bernard Agai was aged 64 and is survived by three wives and children.