The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commiserated with Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa over the death of his father, Chief Arthur Okowa.
This was contained in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja on Thursday.
The governor’s father reportedly died on Thursday morning.
Ologbondiyan described Arthur Okowa’s death as a huge blow not only to his family but also to Delta and the nation at large.
He expressed that it was sad that the governor’s father exited the stage at the time when the state and the nation needed his prayers, wise counsel, and encouragement the most.
“Chief Arthur Okowa was a patriotic Nigerian and shining example of honesty, hard work, humility, and love, who committed his active years to the good of humanity and the service of God,
“Though we mourn, we found comfort in the fact that Chief Okowa ran a good race before God, lived a fulfilled life, and bequeathed to us a statesman in Governor Okowa, whose commitment to the welfare and development of his state, our party the PDP and our nation at large, has been outstanding,” he said.