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Alaowei appreciates leaders, stakeholders, well-wishers for turning up en mass in mother’s funeral rites 




By Stephen Asaba-ase


Niger Delta human rights activist, Barr. Alaowei Cleric wholeheartedly thanked and appreciated leaders, stakeholders and well-meaning Ijaw Sons and Daughters in the Diaspora for their support and turning up en mass for the funeral service of his beloved mother, Mama Rachel Alaowei (nee Okodomufa) on Friday.


In a press release on his website on Saturday, Alaowei said, “From the bowel of my heart I appreciate the efforts of leaders, stakeholders all well-wishers, sympathizers and people that supported me financially and also used their precious time to grace the occasion, God will bless you!”


Alaowei further prayed for God’s divine guidance and protection upon these patriotic Ijaw Sons and Daughters who sacrificed their valued times, energies and resources to grace the funeral service.


The statement reads, “In no special order, a glorious thanks to His Excellency, Deacon Kingsley B. Otuaro, the immediate past Deputy Governor of Delta State; Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon, Senior Policy Adviser to the Governor of Delta State; High Chief Kestin Pondi, Managing Director, Tantita Security Services Limited; Rt. Hon. Julius Pondi, Member, representing Burutu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives; Rt. Hon. Emomotimi Dennis Guwor; Larry Selekeowei SAN; Dr. Braduce Angozi, former Commissioner, Delta State Executive Council; Amb. (Dr.) Anthony Alapala Ebitonmo, Member representing Burutu Constituency I in the Delta State House of Assembly. Rt. Hon. Godknows Angele, the Hon. Commissioner for Housing in the Delta State Executive Council; Chief (Hon.) Daniel Yingi, former member, of Delta State House of Assembly.


“Others are High Chief Dennis Otuaro, Managing Director Owelle Global Services Nig. Limited; Sir, Godfrey Pondi, General Manager, Operations, Tantita Security Services Limited; Chief Census Bekesuoyeibo, Managing Director, Debes Nig Limited; Chief (Hon.) Combulos Ekisa, the Executive Chairman of Burutu Local Government Council, Delta State; Chief Emmanuel Amgbaduba, the Tonkepa (Traditional Prime Minister) of Ogbolubiri-mein Kingdom and immediate past Commissioner for Oil and Gas in the Delta State Executive Council; Dr. Louis Otuisi, Managing Director, Azalus Hiltop Nig Limited; Barr. Oweilaemi Roland Pereotubo, Special Adviser to the Hon. Minister of Petroleum Resources; Hon.Ebike Victor Oromoni; Chairman PDP Burutu LGA Chapter; Ijaw Publishers Forum led by its Chairman, Comrade Austin Ozobo and Hon. Timiebi Angodideke, etc.


“My heartfelt appreciation also to my family members, political Comrades and well-wishers, the likes of Mr Togoland; Mr Godwin Edumogiren, Mr Paul Kurugbe, Major Isaac Ebegha Atteh, Dr Ezonowei Sojaowei, Mr Emmanuel Akpule. Hon. Trust Edumogiren, Barr. Jerry Otuaro, Chief Francis Amaowei, Barr. Ebanor Ganagana, Mr. Albert Edumogiren, Barr. Samson Bebenimibo, Mr Gbabozor Otuaro, Mr Million Opudu, Mr Ziakede Akren, Mr Collins Emboufegha, Engr. Collins Edumogiren, Mr Alex Akari, Mr Victor Seisinghan, Mr Census Okringo, Mr Oba Monday, Mr Augustine Ebi Okporu, Mr Lawson Awipi. Mr Anthony Demebide among others who in this economic downturn painstakingly make financial commitments and identify with me in grief,” he said.


According to the lawyer, he said, “I can’t appreciate these men of great repute enough. It’s only God in heaven that can order your footsteps.


“On behalf of the children of late Mama Rachel Alaowei and the entire family, we thank you all for your clemency. God bless you all in return. Thank you very much for all your efforts,” he added.