By Emma Amaize, Henry Umoru  & Akpokona Omafuaire

ABUJA — FORMER governor of Delta State, Olorogun Felix Ibru has described late Senator Pius Ewherido, who died penultimate Sunday as a man who served his people well.

The former President, Urhobo Progressive Union, UPU, however, charged all political office holders in the country to embrace and sustain the culture of transparent service.

Meanwhile, the National Union of Urhobo Students, has described the death of Senator Ewherido as an eclipse of a promising leader, saying it came to the group as a rude shock.

The students in a statement by their National President, Igbighogho Ernest, said “The news of Senator Ewherido’s death came to us as a big shock. In fact, when the news came, we thought someone was making fool of us, considering the importance of the Senator to the Urhobo nation, particularly Urhobo students nationwide.”

Continuing, Senator Ibru, who served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service between 2003 and 2007, said that it had become imperative on every public officer to take the issue of good service  serious as same was not negotiable.

The former governor who  spoke weekend, when he paid a  condolence visit to the family of  late Senator Ewherido Pius Akpor in Abuja, stressed  that  Senator Ewherido was an example of a good political office holder.

Signing a condolence register opened for the late Ewherido at his Asokoro  residence in Abuja, Ibru wrote, “Senator, you served well and your people will always remember you. May your soul rest in peace”

The Urhobo students on their part said: “The Senator was a man who knew the needs of his people and always wanted to meet those needs. Urhobo nation will miss the senator. We will miss his unfinished service towards the promotion of the Urhobo nation, his human capital development scheme and scholarship programme will surely be missed.”

“Nobody can question the Supreme Judge but we take solace in the name that Ewerido made within the short period.”

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