Members of the Association of Political Appointees and Elected Representatives in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, has conveyed their heartfelt condolences to the state governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, over the demise of his beloved father, Sir Arthur Okorie Okowa.
Pa Okowa passed on peacefully at the ripe age of 88 years, leaving behind enduring legacies and good memories worthy of emulation.
The group in a condolence message signed by the Honourable Commissioner for Urban Renewal, Olorogun Arthur Akpowowo Esq (Chairman) and the Executive Assistant to the governor on Communications, Dr Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe Esq (PRO), described the late Pa Okowa, as a peace loving Christian and a forthright elder statesman, who served the state and country meritoriously as a professional teacher, educational administrator and community leader.
“We mourn the passage of the patriarch of the Okowa Dynasty, Pa Arthur Okorie Okowa. He lived a fulfilled life as a devoted Christian and a Knight who during his life time served God faithfully, and practiced what he preached.
“As a teacher for several decades, he impacted knowledge that benefited thousands of students, raised quality children who today, are great achievers, leaders, movers and shakers in business and politics; including our indefatigable performing governor, His Excellency, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, and the Chairman of Delta State Sports Commission, Chief Tony Okowa, to mention but a few.
“We pray God to grant HE Okowa, Delta first family and the entire Okowa family of Owa-Alero in Ika North East, home and abroad, the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss. He will be greatly missed.
“May Pa Okowa’s kind and gentle soul rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ, until we meet to part no more,” the group prayed.