Okpozo for burial February 17
More eulogies have been pouring in, with his death described as a monumental loss to Nigeria.In Asaba, the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Ovwigho Igbuya, who remembered the accomplishments of Okpozo thanked God for the things the late elder statesman did to make Nigeria a better place.
Specifically, Igbuya highlighted the role of Okpozo in the development of the Niger Delta region.In a statement, Igbuya said the late senator was a great man and an amazing leader.
“Nigeria has lost a patriot. Senator Francis Okpozo was more than an illustrious son of Isoko land. He was a politician among politicians. He will be greatly missed,” he said.
Okpozo, one of the most articulate and ebullient politicians to have emerged from Isokoland, was a member of the Third Republic Senate. He represented Delta South Senatorial District on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). He was deputy speaker of the defunct Bendel State House of Assembly on the platform of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN).
“Senator Francis Okpozo was an outstanding politician and a law-maker per excellence,” the speaker said.