Nigerian Governor Loses Two Aides Same Day
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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Monday announced the passing away of two of his aides, Chief Friday Akpoyibo and Chief Godspower Muemuifo.
Okowa, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Monday, commiserated with the families of the deceased and their communities of Orogun in Ughelli North Local Government Area and Egbo-Ide in Ughelli South Local Government Area, respectively.
While expressing sadness over the death he said Akpoyibo died on Sunday, March 8 while Muemuifo’s death occurred on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 and until their demise, both were Senior Special Assistants to the Governor on Political Matters He described Akpoyibo, who was Chairman, Transition Committee of Ughelli North Local Government Area between 2012 and 2014 and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, as a “grassroots and thoroughbred politician and administrator”.
According to him, Akpoyibo was loved by his people because of his strong convictions and truthful disposition at all times. The governor added that, Muemuifo, a former Secretary to Ughelli South Local Government Council, was an astute politician, complete party man and trusted leader at the grassroots, who would be sadly missed.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I mourn the passing of renowned grassroots politicians, Chief Godspower Muemuifo and Chief Friday Akpoyibo, who passed on March 4, 2020, and March 8, 2020, respectively.