Senator Ben Murray-Bruce representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district has described former governor of the state, Chief Diepreye S. P. Alamieyeseigha who passed away earlier in the day as a ‘bridgebuilder & worthy son of Ijaw nation’. Murray-Bruce took to Twitter where he expressed his grief in a series of tweets. According to Murray-Bruce, “My heart goes out to the family and friends of Chief Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, who has just passed on.I also want to condole with the Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Henry Dickson, as well as the good people of Bayelsa on the loss of this worthy son of the Ijaw nation.
“Chief Alamieyeseigha was a bridge-builder who succeeded in uniting the Ijaw nation, an achievement that earned him the title Governor-General of the Ijaw nation. Even after leaving office as Governor, DSP was of great service to Nigeria in his courageous efforts to end the Niger Delta militancy at great risk to his personal safety. Chief Alamieyeseigha also made inroads to other parts of the nation in order to build unity and compromise which are always needed in Nigeria.He was a great man and may his soul rest in peace.”