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Okowa Omo-Agege Mourn Sammie Okposo 

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

DEPUTY President of the Nigerian Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta have commiserated with the Okposo family and people of Isoko in the state over the passing of renowned gospel singer, Sammie Okposo.

Stonix News reports that the late Okposo hailed from Ivori-Irri, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta.

He reportedly passed in the morning of Nov. 25, in Lagos at 51.

Okowa, in a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, expressed sadness over the passing of the “Wellu Wellu” crooner.

He said that it was a big loss to the deceased’s family, Deltans and lovers of gospel music across the world.

The governor described the late Okposo as a “gentleman gospel artiste”, who contributed to the growth and development of modern entertainment industry in Nigeria.

He said that as one of the scions of the gospel genre of the music industry, Okposo would be greatly missed by his colleagues and fans.

“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I mourn the passing of an illustrious son of our state and a great minister in gospel music.

“The news of his death was shocking and it is  indeed, a great loss because he was a valued asset to Deltans and Nigerians, especially as his songs continue to inspire many to worship God,” he said.

Okowa prayed to God to accept the deceased’s soul and grant fortitude to the family and friends to bear his exit.

On his part, Omo-Agege, who’s the governorship candidate of the Delta All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, and the entire Campaign Organisation have expressed sadness over the untimely death of Delta-born and award winning gospel singer, Sammy Okposo.

In a statement, Ima Niboro, Director of Communications and Media Strategy, described Okposo’s sudden demise as shocking, sad and unfortunate.

“We received with deep sadness news of the sudden death of ace musician and one of Delta’s greatest musical talents, Sammie Okposo earlier today.

“While details remain sketchy, multiple sources in a position to know have confirmed the development.

“This must be devastating indeed for Sammy’s immediate family, his friends, well wishers and indeed all Deltans.

“There’s no doubt that we have lost one of our best and finest. It is very sad indeed,” said Niboro.

“On behalf of Senator Omo-Agege and the entire campaign council, we express our deepest condolences, and pray God to grant him peaceful repose, and the family, fortitude, in these trying times,” he said.

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