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Delta Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Amanyanabo of Twon-Brass, King Alfred Diete-Spiff, on his 80th birth anniversary.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa stated that the monarch, a distinguished soldier and administrator, had since ascending the throne, 44 years ago, provided purposeful leadership for his people and the Niger Delta.

He remarked that King Diete-Spiff had continued to use his good office as Chairman, Bayelsa State Council of Traditional Rulers, to support the growth and development of the state through peaceful and meaningful engagements with government and other stakeholders.

According to the governor, King Diete-Spiff contributed immensely to the development of Rivers and Bayelsa states when he was military governor of the old Rivers State.

He said that the Twon-Brass monarch truly deserved to be celebrated for attaining 80 years, and in good health, noting that he would continue to be remembered for the landmark projects he executed as military governor.

He joined the royal family and entire people of Twon-Brass at home and in the diaspora in celebrating the octogenarian monarch on the landmark in his journey of life, and affirmed that the Amanyanabo was a soldier and gentleman, elder statesman and bridge-builder.

Okowa prayed that God would continue to bless the renowned traditional ruler with great wisdom, good health and strength to continue to lead the people of his kingdom.

“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I warmly celebrate with His Royal Majesty, King Alfred Diete-Spiff, the Amanyanabo of Twon-Brass, on the occasion of his 80th birth anniversary.

“We pray that the Almighty God will continue to grant you more wisdom and divine health to continue serving mankind,” he stated.