A Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Sule Lamido, yesterday, paid a condolence visit to the Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, at his Toru-Orua country home in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

During the visit, Lamido extolled the exemplary leadership qualities of the Bayelsa helmsman and the role of his mother in moulding those virtues.

The PDP presidential hopeful recalled that he failed twice in school as a result of the trauma of losing his mother at the age of 13. “I lost my mother at the age of 13 and that affected my education because it made me repeat a class twice. I was disoriented, moving from one home to the other. At some point, I realised that I had to stand on my feet and at that young age, I prayed to God to make me not rely on anyone and since then I have been going up and never down,”

He said that Governor Dickson’s loss cannot be replaced but that God decides who should go.”I came here to comfort you, share your grief and to condole with you. The best way to remember your mom is by continuing your good work. Work hard to lift your people and continue with the spirit of your mother,”

Governor Dickson in his response appreciated Lamido for the visit, which he noted was significant and a practical show of love, concern, support and encouragement. He observed that the visit was at a time when schedules were tight, especially as he continued consultations ahead of the PDP presidential primaries.

The Governor thanked him for his service to the country in various capacities, saying that he had succeeded in building bridges of friendship and understanding.

He restated the decision of his family to build a cancer centre in memory of their mother and to prevent further deaths from cancer.

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