The All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have set aside political difference and join the nationwide mourning of the death of former Governor of Bayelsa state, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
The Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the PDP family nationwide mourns the death of former Governor of Bayelsa state, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Sunday said the party is still in shock over the news of the sudden death of the former governor, describing the development as deeply saddening.
“The PDP mourns the demise of this great Nigerian, who made immense contributions and sacrifices towards the unity, stability and development of his state and our dear nation both as a military officer and a politician.
“Chief Alamieyeseigha was a true democrat; humble leader, brilliant administrator who had extraordinary love for his people. He was an outstanding party-man, who, despite his travails, remained loyal to the PDP at state and national levels to the very end.
“The PDP sincerely commiserates with Governor Seriake Dickson, the Alamieyeseigha family, the Ijaw kingdom and the people of Bayelsa state and pray God to give them the fortitude to bear this great loss.
In the same vein, the All Progressives Congress (APC) issued a statement over the death of Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
In the statement issued on Sunday the National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party condoled with the Bayelsa Government on the death of the former governor.
According to the statement, the party received the news of Alamieyeseigha’s demise with great shock, considering that he was not publicly reported to have been gravely ill.
It stated that ‘’APC prays that the family will find comfort in their moment of sadness as well as the strength to bear the loss of their loved one,’’ the statement added.