Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district, Ben Bruce, on Saturday, paid glowing tribute to the former governor of the state, Chief Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha who passed on earlier in the day.
Read his tribute below:
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Chief Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, who has just passed on.
Chief Alamieyeseigha was a bridge builder who succeeded in uniting the Ijaw nation, an achievement that earned him the title Governor General of the Ijaw nation.
Even after leaving office as Governor, DSP was of great service to Nigeria in his courageous efforts to end the Niger Delta militancy at great risk to his personal safety.
Chief Alamieyeseigha also made inroads to other parts of the nation in order to build unity and compromise which are always needed in Nigeria.
He was a great man and may his soul rest in peace.