By Hamilton Nwosa(Head, The New Diplomat’s Polling, Research & Data desk)
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has expressed condolences over the death of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s father, Sir Arthur Okowa.
In a statement conveying Omo-Agege’s commiseration, and signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga, DSP Omo-Agege, noted that Sir Arthur Okowa led a fulfilling life and endeared himself to his people who continue to appreciate his worth.
He said: “I was shocked to hear of his passing in the early hours of Thursday, January 28.
“As a father to many other than his biological children, Sir Arthur Okorie Uzoma Okowa meant a lot to the people of Owa Alero in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State where he was born in 1932.
“Popularly called ‘AOU’ by all, Sir Okowa, the Okpara-Uku of Owa-Alero remained close to his place of birth and he inspired many towards achieving true greatness.”
Omo-Agege while praying to God Almighty to grant the deceased’s soul eternal rest, said “Sir Arthur Okorie Uzoma Okowa was a father to many other than his biological children,” adding that he meant a lot to the people of Owa Alero in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State where he was born in 1932.
He added: “I sincerely commiserate with the family of our dear Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and the good people of Owa-Alero over the transition of this great man to eternal realms.
“May God Almighty grant his soul eternal rest and grant all whom he left behind, fortitude to bear this irreparable loss”.