OGHARA/Nigeria: Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa described late Chief Williams Ibori as a great bridge whose passage has left a great vacuum to members of his family, friends and admirers.
Governor Okowa made the description when he led political aides to pay condolence visit to the late Ibori family at Oghara, Ethiope West local government area of Delta State. Barr. Simeon Nana received the governor at the event which was witnessed by former Governors of Delta State, Chief James Ibori and Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan.
The deceased was a brother to former Governor James Ibori.
“What made his passage so difficult to understand is that we were together last Saturday, but, I do know that for those of us who reads the Holy Bible that no one questions God, He gives and He takes,” Governor Okowa said.
He continued, “I will urge you to realise that God who took him at this time has a reason for taking him,” adding, “We thank God for the life he lived, he was a great bridge, whatever vacuum he left behind, God will feel it and may He see the family through this trying moment.”
Chief Duncan Eghware on behalf of the family of the deceased thanked Governor Okowa for his prompt visit to the family as a result of the passage of Chief Williams Ibori.
He observed that Governor Okowa’s humility and respect for elders is legendary, observing, “The passage of Chief William Ibori has created a very big vacuum for the family.”