Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has described the passing of former member of House of Representatives, Chief Austin Ogbaburhon, as painful and a great loss to the state.

Ogbaburhon, a former Chairman, Board of the Nigeria Rubber Research Institute and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) reportedly died at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja on Thursday morning.

Reacting to the demise of Ogbaburhon, also a former Chairman of Okpe and Udu Local Government Areas, Okowa said he was a great politician who made his mark in the political history of Delta.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Okowa remarked that Ogbaburhon, who represented Ughelli north, Ughelli south and Udu Federal Constituency between 2011 and 2015, was a grassroots politician and a leader of great disposition.

The Governor commiserated with the bereaved family, the Orhuwhorun community in Udu local government area and prayed God to grant his soul easy passage and bring succour to all those who mourn his demise.

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