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Okowa, Mark mourn as Delta senator, Patrick Osakwe, dies in London hospital

The representative of Delta North Senatorial District of Delta State from 1999 to 2007 in the Senate, Patrick Enebeli Osakwe, is dead.

NewsWireNGR gathered that Senator Osakwe died at the age of 73 in a London hospital on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, commiserated with the family of Senator Patrick Osakwe.

The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, expressed sadness on the death of the Septuagenarian politician, who represented Delta North Senatorial District between 1999 and 2011.

He also extended his condolences to Ugiliamai community, Onitcha-Ukwuani clan and the entire Ndokwa nation over the loss of one of their pillars and elder statesman.

Okowa recalled that Sen. Osakwe was a vocal voice in the Senate between 1999 and 2011 and contributed immensely to the establishment of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

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He said the deceased contributed meaningfully in the works of Senate Committees on Gas, Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, Appropriation, Niger Delta and Senate Services where he served.

A former President of the Senate, Sen. David Mark has also expressed shock and sadness over the demise of Senator Patrick Osakwe, who he described as a colleague.

Mark described him as a jolly good fellow who was passionate about the peace and development of his constituency and beyond.

He said Osakwe was a fine parliamentarian who distinguished himself as a reliable and dependable leader.

“Senator Osakwe was a reliable and dependable friend and colleague. His robust and frank contributions to debates on issues of national interest will remain memorable,“ he said.

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