Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has sent a message of condolence to former President Goodluck Jonathan over the death of his maternal uncle, Elder Omieworio Afeni.
The governor in the condolence message paid glowing tributes to Elder Afeni who was a father figure to the former president.
He urged the bereaved family to take solace in the fact that the late Afeni lived an exemplary and ‘indeed an accomplished life worthy of emulation’.
Ortom said though he did not meet the deceased before his demise but the avalanche of tributes and encomiums on him since his transition bears eloquent testimonies that he was a good man loved by many.
Ortom added that the late Afeni was a man of peace who maintained good neighbourliness and promoted unity and harmonious coexistence.
In Afeni, Ortom stated that Bayelsa State has lost an illustrious son whose exit has created a vacuum. He prayed that God in His infinite mercies grant the deceased eternal rest.