Ijaw leaders commiserate with Gov. Dickson over Alamieyeseigha’s death, describes him as an “Iroko tree”

Create: 10/15/2015 - 00:00

The president of the Ijaw National Congress, Barrister Boma Obuoforibo on Thursday led a delegation of Ijaw Elders and leaders of thought, across the Niger Delta region on a condolence visit to the Bayelsa state governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson over the demise of the first civilian governor of the state and foremost Ijaw leader, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, describing him as leader per excellence and ‘Iroko tree’ whose death is being felt across the region.

The president of the Ijaw National Congress, Barrister Boma Obuoforibo on Thursday led a delegation of Ijaw Elders and leaders of thought, across the Niger Delta region on a condolence visit to the Bayelsa state governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson over the demise of the first civilian governor of the state and foremost Ijaw leader, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, describing him as leader per excellence and ‘Iroko tree’ whose death is being felt across the region.

Barrister Obuoforibo lamented the passage of Chief Alamieyeseigha, submitting that in his lifetime, he passionately protected the overriding interest of the Ijaw nation.

He likened the first civilian governor to an Iroko tree that is of immense benefit to the people, adding that his impact will be felt across the region as in his lifetime he was able to rally all Ijaws in diaspora and gave them a sense of belonging, both materially and spititually.

Commiserating with bereaved family of Alamieyeseigha , he urged the government and the people of the State to bear the painful loss with equanimity.

Responding, Governor Dickson said, Chief Alamieyeseigha laid the foundation of the new Bayelsa State upon which successive administrations, including his administration are building on.

According to him, Chief Alamieyeseigha  was a bridge builder in Nigeria politics and since the news of his death filtered in, the Ijaw nation has been grieving and, ‘we acknowledged and appreciate the massive outpouring of grief and sympathy from across the Niger Delta and indeed Nigeria’

The governor reiterated his condemnation of the propaganda and orchestrated harassment of Chief Alamieyeseigha that led to his untimely death, but, however, urged the people to remain calmn throughout the period of mourning.

The leadership of the Niger Delta University, (NDU) Amassoma also paid a condolence visit to Governor Dickson.

Daniel Iworiso-Markson
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State