- President Buhari has mourned former acting managing director of NDDC, Pastor Power Aginighan
- Aginighan died in a car accident on his way to Port Harcourt from Delta on Friday, August 31
- Buhari regretted that the former NDDC's boss passed on at a crucial moment in the nation’s political history
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined members of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ijaw Community in Delta in mourning a former acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Pastor Power Aginighan.
Aginighan died in a car accident on his way to Port Harcourt from Delta on Friday, August 31.
In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja, the president also condoled family, friends and associates of the deceased whose son and police orderly also died in the accident, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
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Buhari said Aginighan’s leadership role in the quest for peace and development in the South-South region was most remarkable, especially with his foray into politics for selfless service to his people.
He commended the APC chieftain’s loyalty to the party and his contributions to all the successes recorded in elections and development of the country.
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Buhari expressed regret that the chieftain passed on at a crucial moment in the nation’s political history.
He prayed that almighty God would receive the soul of the dead persons and comfort the families they left behind.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Pastor Power Aginighan, his son, Tammy, and his security aide died in an accident in Bayelsa state.
Aginighan and the two others died at the Mbiama section of the East-West road, Bayelsa state, on Friday, August 31.
According to the report, they all died on the spot. Until his death, the former NDDC boss was one of the leaders of the Delta state chapter of the APC. He was also said to be the leader of the Delta Ijaw APC.
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