By Maudlyn Eduke
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri on Friday paid homage to the Pere of Akugbene-mein in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, King Stanley Luke.
The governor thanked the traditional ruler for providing great leadership, especially for maintaining the peace in the kingdom which has helped to foster unity and love among the people.
He urged the monarch to use his stool to advocate for support for political institutions and pledged to work with him to promote the course of the Ijaw ethnic nationality.
King Luke in his remarks appreciated the governor for finding it worthy to stop by at his palace and also praised him for the silent achievements he has recorded within a short period of time in office.
Diri who was accompanied by his wife, Gloria, Deputy Governor Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, the speaker of the state assembly, Abraham Ingobere, and other top government functionaries later participated in the burial activities of his aunt, Madam Elizabeth Carter.
The governo while in Akugbene, also paid a condolence visit to Ijaw business man, Chief Joseph Penawou, over the death of his mother, Madam Yeiebimoere, a retired teacher.
While signing the condolence register, Diri, prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss and the peaceful repose of the soul of the deceased.