President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, December 28, expressed condolences to the government and people of Delta State on the death of a Second Republic senator and member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Francis Okpozo.

The condolences message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
The President also commiserated with the family and friends of the late senator “whose championing of social justice in the Niger Delta, during his long history of service to the people, endeared him to many.”

As a stalwart of the APC in the South-South, Buhari said the party benefited greatly from the octogenarian’s charismatic leadership and wealth of experience as a politician.

The statement read, “The President hopes that all who mourn Senator Okpozo will carry forward his legacy of unwavering dedication to the unity of Nigeria, even as the nation would fondly remember his contributions to peace, development and justice in the Niger Delta.

“President Buhari prays that God Almighty will comfort the family of the late senator and grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.”