Published On: Thu, Apr 6th, 2017

Ibori to Alamieyeseigha’s widow: Your husband’s death devastated me

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By Emem Idio

Former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, said throughout his travails in the United Kingdom, “nothing touched him more than the news of the demise of my ‘twin brother’ Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha.”

Ibori spoke at Amassoma, country home of the late Alamieyeseigha, when he paid a condolence visit to the widow and the Alamieyeseigha family.

Accompanied by the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Majority Leader, and members of the State House of Assembly, Senators, Special Advisers and top politicians, Ibori said he was in constant touch with Alamieyeseigha and spoke with him on phone 10 days before his death, adding that they were both looking forward to a happy reunion before his sudden death.

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson (left) presenting a souvenir to the former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori during a condolence visit to the Government and People of Bayelsa State over the death of the first Civilian Governor of the State, Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha at Government House Yenagoa.

Ibori was received at the family home of the Alamieyeseigha by the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral John Jonah (Rtd), Alamieyeseigha’s widow,  Mrs. Margaret Alamieyeseigha, Alamieyeseigha’s younger brother, Mr Akpobide Alamieyeseigha, children, political associates, chiefs and elders of Amassoma community.

The visit turned to a carnival of sort, as a cross section of the community came out in their large numbers to catch a glimpse of Chief Ibori and his entourage, while women and youths also took to the streets singing and dancing.

Chief Ibori said: “For those that conspired against him, for those that scandalised his name, for those that betrayed him, now that he is gone, they are ashamed that they scandalised him for nothing.”

He promised to always be available for the family and commended the courage of Alamieyeseigha’s widow, Margaret, for holding fort and keeping the family together, and urged them to find solace in the fact that the late Alamieyeseigha is now resting in peace.

(SOURCE –VANGUARD)

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