By Wilson Adekumola
A group in Bayelsa State, the Ijaw Monitoring Group, has commiserated the Governor of the Sate, Douye Diri on the demise of his father, Chief Abraham Diri.
According to Vanguard, while extolling him, the group described him as a blessing to his generation, calling on the elders in the community to sustain the good works he left behind.
IMG, in a tribute signed by its coordinator, Mr. Joseph Evah, IMG stressed that the Ijaw are proud of him, a rich library, knowledge and wisdom is gone.
The statement reads, “The Ijaw mourn the passing of a great educationist. A rich library, knowledge and wisdom is gone. However, we are glad that Pa Diri lived his dreams to the fullest. We urge other elders to emulate him in the battle to give the best education to their children and the community.
“We use this solemn moment to pay tribute to the father of the governor who stood by his son throughout his political career and during the time that the son was drawn into an epic legal battle until he emerged winner. Winning the case at the supreme court was divine, the uncommon victory made the governor become a song and rhythm of the political class, hence the description that he is a miracle governor.
“We urge the governor to make sure the state does not owe pensioners while workers’ salaries are given priority. This would be a mark of honour to his late father’s memory.”