The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described the demise of a former member of the House of Representatives, Chief Austin Ogbaburhon as a great loss.
In his condolence message to the family on Friday, Senator Omo-Agege said the grassroots politician devoted his life in public service to the development of his state and the country at large.
‘High Tension’ as he was popularly known, transited on Thursday, June 25, 2020 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He represented Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives between 2011 and 2015.
“A distinguished leader and an outstanding public figure who put the interest of his country and the people above himself, Hon. Ogbabunor served his country with deep commitment. He worked tirelessly for the welfare of the people throughout his long political career, serving as Chairman of Okpe and Udu Local Government Areas, Chairman, Delta State Waste Management Board, Deputy Chairman, Delta State Peoples Democratic Party, Honourble member representing Udu, Ughelli North, Ughelli South Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives and Chairman, Nigeria Rubber Research Institute.
“He was my dear friend and the recollection of my interactions with him on various occasions, have deepened my personal sense of loss and sadness. Undoubtedly, we have lost a wise and great leader whose empathy for people made him a much loved community and political leader in Urhobo Nation. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ogbaburhon family and friends as well as the people of Udu at this time. May God grant them the strength and fortitude to face this enormous loss,” Yomi Odunuga, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, to the Deputy of the Senate in a statement qouted Omo-Agege as saying.