Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said that the state has been robbed of the services of a development enthusiast , following the death of Sir Precious Oforji, a Former Member of the Rivers State House of Assembly and Former Chairman of Oyigbo Local Government Area.
Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
Speaking during a condolence visit to the family of the Late Sir Precious Oforji at Oyigbo on Monday, Governor Wike described the death of the former lawmaker as “very painful “.
He said: “The death of Sir Oforji is not only painful to the PDP, it is painful to the entire state because he was a friendly politician who related with people from across party lines.
“I have come to personally assure the family that Sir Oforji left behind that they will not be abandoned. All the promises I made to Late Sir Precious Oforji will be fulfilled “.
He said that the Late Oforji cannot be replaced in the political landscape of Rivers State because he always placed the interest of the state above personal consideration.
While advising Members of the family to remain peaceful, he assured them that the State Government will bear the burial cost of the late former lawmaker.
Responding on behalf of the family, Prince Gerald Oforji thanked the governor for standing by the family during their trying time.
He said that the visit of the governor has rekindled hope in the family, pointing out that Governor Wike always stand by the people.