Former speaker of the fifth Delta State House of assembly, Rt Hon Victor Ochei has expressed deep grief over the demise of former speaker of the Delta legislature and acting Governor of Delta State Rt Hon Sam Obi.

In a statement, Ochei who is the Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services at NIMASA, observed that, though Rt Hon Sam Obi’s passage came as a rude shock, it underscores the inevitability of death as a mortal obligation, adding that this unpalatable development has robbed Delta State, Nigeria and humankind of a seasoned three time legislator who represented the Ika North-East state constituency, pragmatic administrator as an acting governor of the state and an accomplished statesman.

According to him “As a fellow debutant legislator at the Delta state legislature 2003 through 2015, Rt Hon Obi was literally a round character of immense and infectious personality- humble, peaceful, compassionate, kind, decisive; all alluring attributes that made him a source of inspiration in diverse endeavours.

While praying for the repose Rt Hon Obi’s soul in the Almighty God’s dwelling, he urged the immediate family, acolytes and contemporaries of the late law maker and pastor to find solace in the fact that during his earthly sojourn, he exhibited utmost commitment to the Lord’s vineyard in his capacity as founder and pastor of the Asaba based Oracle of God Ministry.

Nkem Osu,
Chief Press Secretary to
Rt Hon(Engr) Victor Ochei Esq.
Executive Director, Maritime Law and Cabotage Services (NIMASA.

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