The first executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha is dead.
Alameiseigha reportedly died after he was rushed to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) in neighboring Rivers State.
Family sources claimed that the former governor suddenly fell ill in his hometown in Ammassoma township of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa and was rushed to Port Harcourt.
D.S.P Alameisegha, who was popularly known as “Governor-General of Ijaw Nation is aged 62.
Alameiseigha,who was pardoned by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan for his conviction on corrupt practices as Governor of Bayelsa, was recently thrown into a panic state by the strange request by the Government of the United Kingdom for his extradition.
The former governor returned from Dubai recently as it emerged that the government of the United Kingdom requested his extradition over an unfinished corruption and money laundering case. The request which had been criticised by Ijaw groups loyal to the former governor was seen as political vendetta by the President Buhari Administration.
Alameisiegha had in recent times also been a strong advocate of the second term aspiration of the incumbent Governor of the State, Seriake Dickson.
In his last outing as one of the political leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State, D.S.P Alamieiseigha insisted that the perceived coming onslaught of the APC in the State during the forthcoming December 5 Governorship will not work as the State is sorely for the PDP.