The death of Senator Francis Spanner Okpozo has been described as a monumental loss to Nigeria.
“I have learned with great sadness of the death of Third Republic Senator, Chief Francis Spanner Okpozo” the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Ovwigho Igbuya said in Asaba.
The speaker who remembered the accomplishments of Okpozo in the country thanked God for the things he did to make Nigeria a better place.
Specifically, Igbuya highlighted the role of Okpozo in the development of the Niger Delta region.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Igbuya said the late senator was a great man and an amazing leader.
“Nigeria has lost a patriot. Senator Francis Okpozo was more than an illustrious son of Isoko land. He was a politician among politicians. He will be greatly missed” the statement said.
Senator Okpozo, one of the most articulate and ebullient politicians to have emerged from Isoko land was a member of the Third Republic Senate. He represented Delta South Senatorial District on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). He was deputy speaker of the defunct Bendel State House of Assembly under the platform of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN).
“Senator Francis Okpozo was an outstanding politician and a law-maker per excellence” the speaker said.
He prayed for the peaceful repose of his soul.
Senator Okpozo will be buried on Friday, February 17, 2017 in Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area.
From: Henry Ovie Ebireri
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