Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Vice-Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has condoled with Unuame family and members of PDP in the state over the tragic loss of Chief Joe Unuame.
Chief Unuame, a party chieftain from Akpere-Olomu, died in a motor accident on Wednesday on his way to the party’s campaign flag-off at Patani. His driver also died in the incident.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa particularly condoled with the deceased’s family for the “colossal loss”.
“The tragic news of the passing of Chief Joe Unuame and his driver on their way to Patani rally was very sad and devastating.
“He was a strong grass-roots politician loved by his people and has contributed immensely to our party’s growth in Central Senatorial District and its winning streak in his area and the state.
“This is a huge loss not just to his family, but to our party, the Urhobo nation and the entire state where he had friends and political associates across board.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I mourn the tragic loss of a grassroots politician and an amiable personality, Chief Joe Unuame.
“He would be long remembered for his service to his Akpere-Olomu community as PresidentGeneral and for his massive contributions to the PDP.
“We pray to God to grant his soul eternal repose and give fortitude to the entire family to bear the irreparable loss,” Okowa stated.