It was a gathering of top politicians of the ruling State PDP led by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa represented by his Chief of Staff, Chief David Edevie.

Some leaders of the ruling PDP met and welcomed Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and his entourage.

Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Right Honourable Sheriff Oborevwori among other PDP leaders, Commissioner, Senators and House of Representatives members were at the gathering to honour Pa Samuel Okwifi who served in the Nigerian Army during the military regime of General Sanni Abacha.

The dignitaries from the PDP and the APC exchanged pleasantries at the event.

At the funeral of the retired soldiers, Pa Samuel Oyibo Okwifi held at Bishop Agovi Iwe memorial Anglican Church, Ughelli, Venerable V.E. Esharedede stressed the need for all to truly give their lives to God before their death.

Venerable Esharedede expressed delight that Pa Okwifi repented before his death and admonished all others to be close to God as life in present day Nigeria is full of ups and downs. He urged children of the departed to live a disciplined life like father. The Venerable led other priests of the church to commit the body at Pa Okwifi’s compound in Ewu, Ughelli South local government area of Delta State.

He prayed for the repose of the soul of Pa Samuel Okwifi after which the body was lowered into the grave.

A reception for guests at a public school in Ewu, the senior son in-law, Dr Isaac Akponeta, a Chieftain of the PDP entertained guest that included the governor’s representative, the Deputy Senate President Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Speaker Delta State House of Assembly Right Honourable Sheriff Oborevwori, law makers and Commissioner, Director General of Delta State Health Contributory Commission, Dr Ben Nkechika top politicians and wives of the Ovie of Ughelli Kingdom Oharisi the third as well as traditional chiefs.

Dr Isaac Akpoveta, the senior son in law, one of the daughters of the deceased and Chief Florence Ayomanor speak.

Cultural dances from the Ema group of Ughelli Kingdom also entertained.

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