Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, who is serving a jail term in the United Kingdom, has mourned the loss of former Bayelsa governor Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha who died on Saturday, 10th October 2015. Ibori expressed his condolence in a statement signed by Tony Eluemunor, his Media Assistant, on Saturday. Ibori in the statement said: “Alamieyesiegha was my friend, brother, and co-fighter on the Resource Control and fiscal federalism front. We were not just colleagues in the Governors Forum from 1999, in the man I found a boundless and dependable warrior in the battle for the cause of the Niger Delta.
“He was fearless, forthright, outspoken and dedicated his life to the causes he believed would benefit his people. In fact, he was consumed by the cause of the Ijaw people, the degradation of their environment and collective psyche. He was in a hurry to see that the injustice under which they labored be redressed; and he was ready to bear any pain, pay any price, to see that their day of liberation arrived fast. He was plotted against by those who swore they were fighting on the side of good even though they had taken high seats in the devil’s court. How many people would believe that Alamieyesiegha had only one house? And that is in his village, Amassoma! Rest in peace great Ijaw leader. Rese in peace, the Governor General of the Ijaw nation. May God grant your family and the Ijaw people the grace to bear this monumental loss. One day, no matter how long the delay, Alamieyesigha’s real story would be told, the truth about him would be unearthed and the world would know the kind of virulent politics he was victim of.”