The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has described the death of the member of the House of Representatives, Representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha, Hon Jude Ise-Idehen, as shocking and painful.
Ise-Idehen passed away in the early hours of Friday.
In a statement on Friday, Governor Obaseki noted that Ise-Idehen was an illustrious Edo son who worked for the upliftment of his constituents in particular and Edo citizens in general.
He said, “I received the shocking news of the passing of Hon. Jude Ise-Idehen with rude shock. It is indeed a painful and great loss for the people of Ikpoba-Okha/Egor Federal Constituency, the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, and the country at large.
“A consummate politician, he was a community mobiliser; firm and considerate in the discharge of his duties. He was compassionate, kind and hardworking.
“For the people of Ikpoba-Okha/Egor Constituency, he was a force to reckon with. He served diligently and promoted projects that enhanced the living standards of his people.
“He will be remembered for his selfless service and commitment to the development of his constituency.
“I commiserate with the Ise-Idehen family, as well as friends of our great son, and pray that God will grant all the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” Obaseki noted.
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