- The first family in Bayelsa state is bereaved as Governor Diri lost his elder sister, Madam Elizabeth Carter, in Lagos
- The deputy governor, Senator Ewhrudjakpo, has sent a condolence message to his boss
- Senator Ewhrudjakpo prayed for the repose of the deceased's soul just as he also prayed to God for the protection of the bereaved family
The governor of Bayelsa state, Douye Diri, has reportedly lost his elder sister, Madam Elizabeth Carter.
This was disclosed in a condolence message sent to the governor on Wednesday night, December 30, by his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, Vanguard reports.
In the condolence message issued by his media aide, Doubara Atasi, Senator Ewhrudjakpo said he was saddened by the untimely passage of the governor’s sister in Lagos.
Ewhrudjakpo, who also extended condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, noted that it is always painful to lose a loved one.
Describing the pain caused by her passing as immeasurable, the deputy governor enjoined his boss and the entire family of the deceased to take solace in the fact that death is “the ultimate end of all mortals.”
He also prayed for God’s protection of the immediate and extended families of Late Madam Elizabeth Carter as well as the repose of her soul.
In another report, Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso, the father of a former governor of Kano state passed on.
The patriarch reportedly died on Friday morning, December 25, at the age of 93.
His son, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, confirmed the demise of his father in a statement through his private secretary, Muhammad Inuwa Ali.
In a related development, fear has gripped the people of Bosso local government area of Niger state following the murder of Alhaji Ahmodu Mohammed, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mohammed was said to have been killed by bandits who also kidnapped his three daughters on Thursday, December 24.
According to eyewitnesses who described the incident as “unfortunate and pathetic”, the suspected bandits numbering 15 stormed the community wielding different weapons and started shooting to scare people.
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