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BREAKING: Former Bayelsa Governor, DSP Alamieyeseigha Is Dead




Former Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, is dead.

The first executive governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha is dead.

Alamieyeseigha was reported to have died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) in Rivers State.

Close family sources claimed that the former governor developed unexplained ailment in his hometown in Ammassoma community of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa and was rushed to Port Harcourt.

Chief D.S.P Alamieyeseigha, who was popularly known as Governor-General of Ijaw Nation, was about 62 years old before his demise.

Alamieyeseigha, who was pardoned by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan for his conviction on money laundering as governor of Bayelsa, was recently thrown into a panic state by the strange request by the Government of the United Kingdom for his extradition.

The request by the Government of the United Kingdom has, however, been subject of criticism as Ijaw groups and political leaders have described it as suspicious and a political vendetta by the Buhari administration.

Alamieyeseigha had in recent times also been a strong advocate of the second term aspiration of the incumbent governor of the state, Hon. Seriake Dickson.

In his last outing as one of the political leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State, Chief D.S.P Alamieyeseigha insisted that the perceived coming onslaught of the APC in the state during the forthcoming December 5 governorship election would not work as the state was exclusively for the PDP.