Alamieyeseigha Bayelsa to give ex-governor ‘heroic’ burial

Controversy has trailed the former governor’s death with many claiming it was staged so that he could avoid being extradited to the United Kingdom on money laundering charges.

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Ex-Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha play

Ex-Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha

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The Bayelsa State government has said that it will give former governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha a heroic but solemn burial.

This was disclosed by the Head of the publicity sub-committee of the burial committee, Esueme Dan-Kikile, Punch reports.

“We have been working and since November 2015, we are expecting a befitting burial, a wonderful crowd at all the venues that activities will take place,” he said.

“We are not only having the burial alone, we are also going to have some intellectual activities. We are having a lecture on ‘Federalism and developments in Nigeria’, to be delivered by Prof. G.G Darah, who is  one of the finest scholars from this part of the country.

“There is also a night of tributes and we are expecting dignitaries from all over the country who will come and pay their last respects to him in comments, speeches,  songs, poems, poetry and many others,” he added.

Alamieyeseigha will be buried on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at his country home in the Amassoma area of the state.

He died on Saturday, October 10, 2015, after allegedly slipping into a coma on Thursday, 8.

Controversy has trailed the former governor’s death with many claiming it was staged so that he could avoid being extradited to the United Kingdom on money laundering charges.

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