by Isi Esene
President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to news of the tragic death of the son of the former governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
In a statement signed by Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the Jonathan expressed “shock and immense sadness” at the news of the death of Oyamuyefa Alamieyeseigha who died in yet unclear circumstances in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The statement reads: “President Goodluck Jonathan has received with shock and immense sadness news of the death of Mr. Oyamuyefa Alamieyeseigha in Dubai at the weekend.
“On behalf of his family and the Federal Government, President Jonathan extends heartfelt condolences to Oyamuyefa’s father, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha and his entire family on the untimely loss of a very dear son in the prime of his life.
“The President and the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan share their pain and grief over the death of Oyamuyefa in circumstances that are still unclear.
“President Jonathan assures Chief Alamieyeseigha and his family of the full support of the Federal Government as they strive to unravel the true circumstances of the young man’s death.
“He prays that God Almighty will receive Oyamuyefa’s soul and comfort his grieving parents and siblings, he said.
President Jonathan served as deputy governor during Diepreye Alamieyeseigha’s administration in Bayelsa.
Alams, as he is fondly called, was later convicted on corruption and money laundering charges.
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