THE Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has expressed sadness over the demise of Dafe Jude Akpedeye (SAN).
Oborevwori, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Dennis Otu, said, with the passage of Akpedeye, Delta has lost one of its renowned legal icons.
While commiserating with the Akpedeye family, Uwheru community and the people of Ughelli North Local Government Area, he described the late Dafe Akpedeye as an erudite lawyer and scholar whose contributions to the body of law knowledge will remain invaluable and indelible for a long time.
“I am saddened by the death of Akpedeye; it is a difficult and an emotional moment for me.
“My heart goes out to his wife, Engr Mrs Nnoli Akpedeye, the children, the immediate family, friends and associates of the legal icon.
“He passed on when his wise counsel, experience and expertise were most needed. But we cannot ask God why He called him now”.
“As the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice from 2007 to 2009 in Delta State, he discharged his duties creditably and his contributions to humanity and national development, won for him, the prestigious National Honour of the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR).
“We will surely miss him,” the Speaker said.