The remains of the former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha have been laid to rest in his country home in Amassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
Our correspondent reorts that many dignitaries graced the funeral including former President Goodluck Jonathan, former NDDC Managing Director Timi Alaibe, Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha , senators and members of the house of representatives.
As a mark of honour for the first civilian governor of bayelsa state, business and commercial activities were halted in Yenagoa, the state capital, and the university town of Amassoma.
Speaking, Jonathan said that the demise of the first civilian governor of Bayelsa, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, was a personal loss to him, as he described him as a social transformer of the state and the society.
Jonathan said Alamieyeseigha would forever be remembered as his political mentor and leader and that his legacy would remain on the sands of time.
The former president added that while some people do not live their name, Alamieyeseigha lived his full names.
He explained that “the name Solomon means peace and wisdom, while Peter means rock or fearless and Alamieyeseigha was indeed endowed with uncommon wisdom, exhibited peace and stood for justice, fairness and equity.''
He noted that Alamieyeseigha was an astute politician and leader that could never be intimidated when he was convinced about the truth or what was right and just to move society forward.
“Alamieyeseigha laid the foundation and his achievements still dot every nook and cranny of Bayelsa; even the re-designing and re-building of this cathedral (Saint Peter’s Anglican Church) was Alamieyeseigha’s legacy” Jonathan said.