Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri has described the first civilian governor of the state, the late Chief Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, as a selfless leader that always ensured the interest of the Ijaw nation was placed above other considerations.
Speaking in Amassoma during the 5th annual memorial anniversary programme in honour of the former governor in his hometown, Governor Diri said Chief Alamieyeseigha would always be remembered for his worthy legacies, which include laying the foundation for the development of the state.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, lauded Alamieyeseigha for establishing the Niger Delta University, saying his passion for education has empowered many Bayelsans and Niger Deltans.
Diri also praised his non-violent approach to politics and called on Bayelsans and the Ijaw nation to sustain his legacy by promoting love and unity at all times.
He said Alamieyeseigha is a hero that will always live in the heart of Bayelsans due to his laudable legacies.
He said the state government will take over the organization of his memorialprograme from next year.
His words: “How many people died five years ago and are remembered in this fashion? For me, it is a day of joy for us to remember the first civilian governor of Bayelsa State who started laying the foundation of our dear state. He came, he saw, he conquered and he is now resting.”
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