The death of Senator David Cobbina Brigidi has thrown the people of Bayesla and even Delta State into mourning.

The Senator, who represented Bayelsa Central Senatorial District from 1999 to 2007, passed on at the age of 56.

One of those mourning the late senator is Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.

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On Tuesday, Okowa condoled with the family of the Fourth Republic legislator while commiserating with the government and people of Bayelsa State, as well as business associates and friends of the deceased.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, the Governor commended the late senator’s contributions to the restoration of peace in the Niger Delta region when he served as Chairman of the Presidential Peace and Conflict Resolution Committee.

The late Senator Brigidi’s Committee, in 2008, had called for the immediate demobilisation, rehabilitation and reorientation of the Niger Delta militants which culminated into the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

Governor Okowa thus extended his heartfelt condolences to Senator Brigidi’s family, friends, associates and the people of Bayelsa Central Senatorial District.

“Senator Brigidi – the philanthropist, politician, humanist, sportsman, and entrepreneur will be long remembered and honoured as a worthy patriot who stood for social justice, peace and truth,” he said.

He therefore urged all who mourn Senator Brigidi, to always be inspired by his deep love, devotion and dedication to humanity.