Former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has commiserated with the Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri over the passing of his father Pa Abraham Michael Joseph Diri, who died last Sunday at the age of 88 years.
Dr. Jonathan described Pa Diri as a well-respected community leader and teacher who nurtured many across the state to greatness.
The former President stated this in a condolence letter he personally signed in which he further portrayed the deceased as a leading light in the community and prayed for God to console Governor Diri and his family and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
He stated: “As the patriarch of the Diri family, Pa Diri was a symbol of strength, unity, wisdom, and discipline. He was a man of exemplary character, fervent in service to God and humanity. An acclaimed community leader, Pa Diri was also a celebrated teacher, a retired headmaster who nurtured many across the state to greatness.
“The pain of losing a loved one, particularly a parent, is always an agonizing experience.
However, I urge you to take solace in the fact that your father lived a long and impactful life of honour and dignity and must have been fulfilled to see you serve as the Governor of Bayelsa State during his lifetime. On behalf of my family, please accept my condolences.”
Media Adviser to H.E. Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan