Condolence: Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia.
The Odionwere of Benins in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Pa (Engr.) Bernard Woghiren, mourns the passing away of the indefatigable two-time governor of the defunct Midwest/Bendel state, Nigeria, Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia.
In a message to the Edo in the U.K. and Ireland, the Odionwere urged all to join compatriots in Nigeria in celebrating the erstwhile governor's achievements. He saluted the late leader as 'a soldier's soldier' and 'an epitome of excellence in public service'. The Odionwere heaped encomiums on the departed former governor as 'the inimitable leader, the quintessential statesman and development strategist; an officer and a gentleman; a legend of our time'.
On behalf of all the Edo in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the Odionwere expressed condolence to Dr, Gen.(rtd) Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia's family, the governments and people of Edo and Delta states and all Nigerians for this painful loss.
Signed: The Odionwere Council of the United Kingdom and Ireland.