President Muhammed Buhari, on Monday, mourned the death of a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, describing his demise as a loss to the state and the Ijaw people at large.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Buhari said, “Former Governor Alamieyeseigha was well loved by his people.
“This love was expressed in the way they supported him through his time in public office, and also in the way they stood by him after he left office, in good times as in bad.”
The President called on the Ijaw people of Nigeria to take heart over the loss of one of their notable indigene. He also expressed sympathy with the family of the late governor, asking them to take the loss as God’s will.
Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha died of cardiac arrest, on Saturday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital. He was aged 62