The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly and PDP gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 general elections, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has shared in the pain of loss with Effurun-Otor Kingdom, family members and friends of the Orovworere of Effurun-Otor Kingdom in Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta state over the demise of HRM Dr. Johnson Yovwino Enemuadia Duku.
This is contained in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu. The Speaker, who is also the Deputy National Chairman of Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures, expressed shock and disbelief on the sad news of the passing of the Orovworere, King Duku II.
He described the late monarch as a quintessential traditional ruler who brought pride and honour to the throne of his forebears.
The Speaker also noted that the reign of the late monarch engendered peace and development in his kingdom, paving the way for the infrastructural and socio-economic well-being of his subjects.
According to the press statement, the PDP gubernatorial candidate also well affirmed that the late King was a tireless bridge builder, who enjoyed inter ethnic relationship with neighbouring Kingdoms.
He urged the people of Effurun-Otor Kingdom, family and associates to kindly sustain the enduring legacies of the late king noting that his transition to higher glory was not only a loss to his people but also to the Urhobo Nation.
The Speaker prayed for divine strength and comfort for all he left behind, describing the loss as irreparable and prayed to Almighty God to grant the departed soul eternal rest.