Alamieyeseigha Was A Good Man & A Lover of His people- Doyin Okupe
Former Special Assistant to Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe wrote a tribute in honor of late former Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha who passed away yesterday, on his facebook page.
Read his statement
“Alamieyeseigha was my friend. A good man.A great man. A lover of his people. They reverently refer to him as The Governor General of IjawNation. And truly he was.When Goodluck Jonathan’s hope of succeeding the late President Yar’adua was in jeopardy, I know what he did. I know the burden he bore. I know the struggles and travails he went through.He humbled himself He silently and strenuously pleaded with friends and foes from all over the nation.
Notwithstanding the fact that the resultant effect of his efforts will be to promote his subordinate to a political level that will forever be above him and a height he will never attain himself.This is a character traits uncommon among politicians. Many who believe they must be the only star in the firmament. Also like a good Christian he openly, publicly and sincerely forgave President Obasanjo who was his jailer.
Alams my friend Alams, “How indeed are the mighty fallen and the weapons of war perish.Tell this not in Gath, publish this not on the streets of Ashkelon . Lest our Philistines triumph and their sons rejoice.DSP u have run a good race and fought a good fight. A sure crown awaits u with our Lord, your Maker. As the Crown Prince of the Ijaw Nation bows out May the God of Almighty who till this day still stands with His people, stand by and bless your people you have left behind.
Adieu, good friend.
Sleep well in the bosom of the Lord.”