By Fred Oghenesivbe Esq.
The Political Adviser to the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Chairman of Asaba Capital Development Agency, Senator Chief Ighoyota Amori, has described the death of astute politician and socialite, Chief Tom Amioku, as a big vacuum to fill in Ibori Political Dynasty, IPD and in Delta politics.
He said he was pained by the sudden exit of the Okpe illustrious son who devoted his life to serving the state, and his people back home in Okpe constituency, where he held sway as a political colossus and leader before he took a bow over the weekend.
Amori, paid condolence visit to the Amiokus at their Asaba residence on Sunday, where he visibly fought back tears while recalling their synergy before and during Chie James Ibori’s eight years tenure as Executive Governor of Delta State, from1999 to 2007.
Amori also recalled how Chief Ibori, frequently referred to Amioku as a gentleman politician due to his high sense of humour and uncommon maturity in tackling critical political issues and problems, adding that Amioku’s exit from the political arena had created a big vacuum difficult to fill.
“Amioku was a jolly good fellow and a pragmatic politician who knows his onions. He excelled in all assigned responsibilities as a pioneer member and a major stakeholder in Ibori Political Dynasty, state and national politics.
“He lived a good life devoid of unnecessary rancour and unhealthy rivalry. Amioku was indeed a thorough breed politician, reliable and dependable political associate whose track records in partisan politics will forever be etched in gold prints.
“On behalf of Ibori Political Dynasty, IPD, political associates and teeming supporters, I pray God Almighty to grant Amoku’s soul eternal rest in glory.
May the good Lord Jesus, grant the entire family the courage and fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss,” Amori prayed.
Photo: Chief Ighoyota Amori, signing condolence register at the Amiokus residence in Asaba, Delta State.