A second republic Senator Francis Okpozo from Isoko in Delta State, who died in 2016 has been named the chairman of Nigeria Press Council.
Okpozo who until his death was 81 years emerged as the chairman of the press council in the new appointment as released by the president.
This was the statement released by president Buharis at the death of late senator Okpozo in 2016
President Buhari mourns Senator Francis Okpozo
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT BUHARI MOURNS SENATOR FRANCIS OKPOZO
President Muhammadu Buhari expresses heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Delta State on the death of Chief Francis Okpozo, a Second Republic senator and member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The President also commiserates with the family and friends of the late distinguished senator, whose championing of social justice in the Niger Delta, during his long history of service to the people, endeared him to many.
As a stalwart of the APC in the South-South, President Buhari believes that the party greatly benefited from the octogenarian’s charismatic leadership and wealth of experience as a politician.
The President hopes that all who mourn Senator Okpozo will carry forward his legacy of unwavering dedication to the unity of Nigeria, even as the nation would fondly remember his contributions to peace, development and justice in the Niger Delta.
President Buhari prays that God Almighty will comfort the family of the late senator and grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
December 28, 2016