Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday attended the burial of Pa Abraham Joseph Michael Diri, the father of the Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri.
Also in attendance to bid farewell to the Bayelsa governor’s late father were former President Goodluck Jonathan, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi and several prominent Nigerian leaders.
Others included wife of the Vice-president, Dolapo Osinbajo, former First Lady, Dame Patience; the PDP National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu; and state governors, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, (Delta); Senator Ademola Adeleke (Osun); Godwin Obaseki (Edo) and his wife, Betty; Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom); Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Darius Ishiaku (Taraba).
Diri while giving his speech said he and his family as well as the entire state were humbled by the large turnout of high-profile dignitaries in his community to bid his father farewell.
He said, “We are indeed overwhelmed. There can be no love more than that. I would not have thought even in the wildest of my imaginations that there would be a large number of high-profile Nigerians here to celebrate my father.”