Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has commiserated with the Eghweree family and people of Oghara over the passing of former Chairman of Ethiope West Local Government Area, Mr Jonathan Eghweree.

The late Eghweree was the first Executive Chairman of Ethiope West Local Government Area between 1991 and 1993, after its creation from the Old Ethiope Local Government Area.

Until his passing, he was a member of Delta State Scholarship Board, and a chieftain of the PDP in Delta.

In the condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa expressed sadness over the incident, saying that it was a big loss to the deceased’s family, the PDP and Oghara people.

According to him, the passing of the PDP chieftain is a big blow to our party, his family, Oghara community and
Ethiope West, considering his immense contributions to the party’s fortunes in the state.

The governor described the late Eghweree as a “fine gentleman”, who contributed to the growth and development of his community and local government area, and stated that he would be greatly missed by his political associates and others close to him.

He said: “On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I mourn the passing of an astute politician and a gentleman of amiable personality.

“Jonathan Eghweree was a renowned party leader, a man of peace who was passionate about the development of his people of Oghara and Ethiope West in general.

“The news of his death was shocking and a great loss because he was a valued asset to PDP in Delta and had distinguished himself in the service of the party and his people.

“His huge contributions to our party’s victories in several elections in Oghara and Ethiope West remains laudable and highly commendable.”

Okowa prayed to God to accept the deceased’s soul and grant fortitude to the family and friends to bear his exit.