BAYELSA STANDSTILL AS ALAMIEYESEIGHA BEGINS FINAL JOURNEY

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Shops, social activities and all forms of businesses were, Friday, shut down in different parts of Bayelsa State as the heroic state burial for the late former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, entered day two. Commercial institutions, government agencies and parastatals were shut especially in Yenagoa, as the state stood still in honour of the Ijaw hero, who was referred to as the Governor-General of the Niger Delta.

At about 12noon, an ambulance carrying a shiny white casket bearing the remains of the late Ijaw icon touched the soil of Bayelsa. The ambulance was accompanied by convoy of vehicles of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Worldwide, led by its President, Mr. Udengs Eradiri, who added colour to the solemn ceremony. The youths led by Eradiri followed the ambulance from the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Rivers State, to Yenagoa.

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