Delta State Peoples Democratic Party leader, Hon Godwin Atose, on Friday expressed sorrow following the passing of Elder Omonigho Imoarhiojake Atose.
He also hailed Elder Atose as “one of the finest leaders Delta State has seen”.
Hon. Atose added: “Elder Omonigho Atose dedicated his life to the service of the people.
“His demise is a huge loss for the entire Sapele-Okpe community.”
Elder Omonigho Atose passed on at the age of 63, following a illness.
In a statement in Sapele, the PDP leader described Elder Atose’s passing on as painful.
He said: I am bereaved. I lost my brother, Elder Omonigho Imoarhiojake Atose. He died on Thursday, April 16, 2020. The service of Songs will take place on Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Sapele and he will be buried on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Ugborhen.”
The former Sapele Local Government Chairman praised Elder Atose for his devotion to the family and the Okpe nation.
He said: “Elder Omonigho Atose was wise, charitable, polite and friendly. He was also a gentleman to the core, a role model and an epitome of peace and unity.”
The Delta State PDP leader highlighted the enormous dignity of Elder Atose.
Hon. Atose said: “Elder Omonigho Atose was a bundle of affection. He served the Sapele-Okpe Communityto the best of his ability.”
The political strategist commended Elder Atose for his uncompromising stand on the truth.
He said: “Elder Omonigho Atose was a devout Christian, an extraordinary man and an example for everyone in Okpe kingdom.”
He said the community leader played great roles in the development of Sapele.
“Elder Omonigho Atose was a great leader. His passing leaves a big void in the family and an equally formidable legacy. We’ll miss him greatly.” he said.
Elder Omonigho Atose served as Chairman, Nigeria Welders Association, Sapele Branch.
He led the association through a period of significant growth and achievement.
“The Sapele-Okpe Community leader will be remembered for his truthfulness, straight forward nature and uprightness,” Atose said.