Pa Onosode, Mr. Integrity is Gone, says Uduaghan
Former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan yesterday joined
millions of Nigerians to mourn the death of Deacon Gamaliel Onosode saying
that Pa Onosode was Mr. Integrity that was not opportune to govern
In a condolence message released yesterday, Uduaghan said that Pa
Onosode's death was a big loss to Nigeria and Delta State in particular,
whose vacuum would be difficult to fill.
He said that the immediate family and Nigerians in general must take
solace in the fact that he lived a fulfilled and an accomplished life that
anyone can be proud of anywhere in the world.
In particular, the immediate past governor of Delta state said that Pa
Onosode was honest, decent and upright all through hence it was easy to
run to him for advice whenever the need arose during his tenure as
Uduaghan said that one of Pa Onosode's princely qualities that was
endearing to him, was his simplicity even with his influence and power,
adding that in spite of his achievements and attainments in life he
remained simply “Mr. Onosode or Deacon Onosode” till his death.
“Pa Onosode was a role model, a quintessential father, archetypal elder
statesman, a devout Baptist, a patriotic Nigerian, scion of Delta state
and a family man to the core”, the former Governor stated
He prayed God to give the immediate family, the Baptist family, his
associates, Deltans and Nigerians the fortitude to bear the loss.
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