On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari, offered his condolences to the government and people of Delta State over the death of a Second Republic Senator and member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Francis Okpozo.
Sen. Okpozo died yesterday at his country home in Ozoro community, headquarters of Isoko North Local Government Area, Delta State at the age of 85.
The president’s condolence was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, where he also commiserated with the family and friends of the late senator “whose championing of social justice in the Niger Delta, during his long history of service to the people, endeared him to many.”
Buhari noted that the party benefited greatly from the octogenarian’s charismatic leadership and wealth of experience as a politician.
The statement reads, “The President hopes that all who mourn Senator Okpozo will carry forward his legacy of unwavering dedication to the unity of Nigeria, even as the nation would fondly remember his contributions to peace, development and justice in the Niger Delta.
“President Buhari prays that God Almighty will comfort the family of the late senator and grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.”