The Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Rt. Hon Peter Odey , over the weekend, paid a condolence visit on the State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Barr. Alphonsus Ogar Eba at his Imaje country home, Yala Local Government Area over the demise of his father in December, 2023.
Rt. Hon. Odey who was accompanied on the visit by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ededem Ani and a friend, Mr. John Upan Odey.
In a condolence letter earlier sent to the APC Chairman, Rt. Hon. Odey said there was no doubt about Late Pa Ogar’s remarkable life of integrity and his dedication to hard work and business. He said the late patriarch was a man blessed with great physical strength which gift he did not waste as he remained active, investing every waking hour in his trade till the day he took his last breathe.
He said: “Your father’s positive influence on his community is well noted within Yala. He was a gifted peacemaker and community leader whose deft display of great wisdom in resolving difficult family impasses will be remembered for ages.”
Concluding, he prayed God Almighty grant Barr. Eba and his family the fortitude to bear the loss as well as grant the soul of Pa Emmanuel Eba Ogar peaceful repose in his bossom.
Responding, Barr. Eba who reminisced on the bond he had shared with his late father, described Late Pa Emmanuel Eba as his mentor and confidant, stating that no one can fill the gap created by his father’s death.
Barr. Eba thanked the Deputy Governor and his team for the love shown to him even at this trying moment.
Highpoint of the visit was the signing of condolence register by the Deputy Governor.