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Igbinedion leads ‘class of 99’ to honour Alamieyeseigha




The former governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Igbinedion and other past governors under the aegis of 'Class of '99' on Thursday condoled the government and people of Bayelsa State on the death of their former leader, Chief Diepreye S.P. Alamieyeseigha, ITRealms reports.

Igbinedion, who led the delegation, conveyed the condolences of the group, which comprises former governors who served the country from the inception of the present democratic dispensation in 1999.

Igbinedion expressed sadness over the passage of the Governor-General of the Ijaw nation, describing him as a fearless fighter who vehemently championed the struggle of true democracy and resource control in the country alongside other Niger Delta governors, which culminated in the emergence of a South-Southerner, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, as a President of Nigeria, ITRealms learnt.

He said, “This democracy we are enjoying today is as a result of the solid foundation that the Class of 99 laid. No matter what anybody says without a solid foundation no building can stand for this long. DSP Alamieyeseigha was in the forefront of that struggle for true democracy, true federalism and fiscal responsibility, and above all, the struggle for the Niger Delta”.

Specifically they commended Governor Henry Seriake Dickson for following the footsteps of Alamieyeseigha in strengthening the dominant position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and sustaining the Niger Delta struggle in the state.

Other members of the delegation, ITRealms gathered, include ex-governors Achike Udenwa (Imo State), Boni Haruna (Adamawa) and Obong Victor Attah (Akwa Ibom).
Responding, Governor Dickson expressed appreciation to the delegation and all Nigerians for their show of love and concern over the sad incident, noting that the visit would further strengthen the government, the bereaved family and people of the state.
 
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