Afeni was a good man – Ortom mourns Goodluck Jonathan’s uncle


Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has commiserated with the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, over the death of his maternal uncle, Elder Omieworio Afeni.

The Governor, in a condolence message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, on Thursday, paid 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 accomplished life worthy of emulation.

The Governor noted that though he did not meet the deceased before his demise, the avalanche of tributes and encomiums on him since his transition bears eloquent testimony 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 had lost an illustrious son whose exit has created a vacuum.

He prayed that God, in His infinite mercy, grants the deceased eternal rest.