By: Ike Philip AbiagomThe Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District, and Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta affairs, Most Distinguished Senator Peter Onyelukachukwu Nwaoboshi (SPON),has expressed shock and sadness over the demise of Senator Patrick Enebeli Osakwe who died in London hospital on Tuesday evening after a brief illness.
Senator Nwaoboshi , in a release statement by SPON Media on Tuesday in Abuja, said that Nwaoboshi received with deep sadness the death of the Senator Osakwe who represented Delta North Senatorial District between 1999 and 2011,who hailed from Igili Amah in Onicha-Ukwani, Ndokwa West Council of Delta State.
According to Senator Nwaoboshi “The late Senator Patrick Osakwe was a reputable lawyer, distinguished politician, lawmaker par excellence, elder statesman and astute businessman, and will be remembered for redefining the place of service and patriotism in Delta and Nigeria.
Senator Nwaoboshi said Osakwe was a vocal voice in the Senate between 1999 and 2011 and contributed immensely to the establishment of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He added that the late distinguished senator was a great man, who served his country and humanity with all his strength and talent, noting that he was a worthy leader in the Anioma nation.
Nwaoboshi said, “We have lost a great leader and patriot whose contributions to the growth and development of Delta and Nigeria can best be described as inspirational and worthy of emulation.
He also extended his condolences to his immediate family, Ugiliamai community, Onitcha-Ukwuani clan and the entire Ndokwa nation over the loss of one of their pillars and elder statesman.
Nwaoboshi urged the people of Ndokwa nation to take solace in the fact that Osakwe lived an eventful and accomplished life worthy of emulation.
On behalf of my family,the entire Delta North Senatorial District and the people of Delta State, I mourn with the family of the late distinguished Senator Patrick Enebeli Osakwe, the Ndokwa nation and the Anioma people in general on the demise of their father and leader,” Nwaoboshi said.
“May the Almighty God grant them the grace and fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, while also praying for the repose of his gentle soul,” he said