From Bulou Kosin
Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, says Chief Austin Ogbaburhon’s death is “a painful loss of another brother in Urhoboland”.
Otuaro had, a week ago, lamented the death of Gen Orho Obada, Ex-Acting Chief of Air Staff and Chairman, Board of Trustees of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) as one who expended his intellect in stabilising the polity just as he held out Hon Joyce Overah, Chief Tom Amioku and wife of Archbishop Goddowell Avwomakpa, Victoria, as “peace and development drivers in the state while alive”.
“I know Chief Austin Ogbaburhon to be a strong, grassroots, go-getter politician who worked hard for the welfare of his people. His contributions to the development of Delta State as Chairman, Okpe and Udu council areas, Chairman, Delta State Waste Management Board and House of Representatives member, would project him as model beyond his death”, Otuaro told newsmen in Asaba, at the weekend.
“My heart goes out to his family, Orhuwhorun community in Udu LGA where he hails from and the people of Delta State for the loss. I am partly from Emadadja in Udu LGA, so Ogbaburhon is more like a brother whose death strikes the heart”, Otuaro lamented, adding: “May Almighty God grant the fortitude to bear the loss”.