The president said this on Monday in a condolence message signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu.
President Buhari called on the Ijaw people to take heart over the loss of one of their notable indigenes. The president commiserated with the family of the late former governor, asking them to take his death as God’s will.
"Former Governor Alamieyeseigha was well loved by his people. This love was expressed in the way they supported him through his time in public office, and also in the way they stood by him after he left office, in good times as in bad”, Buhari said.
1. Pres. @MBuhari has described late Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, a fmr Gov. of Bayelsa State as a loss to the state & the Ijaw people at large.— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) October 12, 2015
2. President Buhari sympathizes with DSP's family and the Government & People of Bayelsa State, asking them to take the loss as God’s will.— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) October 12, 2015
“Fmr Gov Alamieyeseigha was well loved by his people, this love was expressed in the way they supported him through his time in office" -PMB— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) October 12, 2015