Distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has described as “rude.shock”, but with total supplication to the will of the Almighty the sudden passing on to glory of a quintessential Statesman, Entrepreneur, Political Leader, outstanding Politician, Father and Patriot, Distinguished Senator Patrick Enebeli Osakwe in a London hospital.
Senator Nwaoboshi, representing Delta North Senatorial District at the National Assembly and Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, said late Senator Osakwe was a colossus and an uncommon Prince, who conquered the world of Business in Entrepreneurship and in Politics.
In a statement made available to Page3news.com.ng, Senator Nwaoboshi said “the late Sen Osakwe’s life’s trajectory was the story of legends; it personifies grass to grace stardom; he was born into a humble family in 1948 at Ugili Amai, Ndokwa West Local Government of Delta state. By dint of hard work unrivalled, uncanny business acumen, and dexterity as a youth, late Sen Osakwe built a formidable Business Empire as a consummate Entrepreneur – Establishing Chains of Businesses in Pools Betting, Transport, Estate Development, Hotel Management, etc, including sponsoring a flamboyant, then rave of the moment, first division football team, the now-defunct, Flash Flamingoes Football Club of Benin, in the 1980s/90s; a feat that gave employment to many youths and workers, alike.
“Late Sen Osakwe made available his wealth, contact, and wide experience in nurturing the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Delta State Chapter from infancy and at the start of the 4th Republic, he was elected as the Senator representing our people of Delta North from 1999-2003 and subsequently re-elected for two more consecutive terms for a total of 12 years; where he made a good showing, serving diligently in many Senate Committees: Banking, Insurance, Appropriation, Gas, Niger Delta Affairs, Senate services, etc.
“Late Sen Osakwe was a widely travelled and highly educated man who obtained the B.Sc, MSc, LLB, degrees from the University of Benin, and BL, from the Nigeria law school.
“Following the famous Shakespearean quote: “When beggars dies, there are no cometh seen, but the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of Princes” Late Sen. Osakwe was a colossus and an uncommon Prince, who conquered the world of Business in Entrepreneurship, in Politics, in Sports Development, in Lottery Management, and Community Leadership, etc.
“We pray our Good Lord will give his immediate family, the people of Ugili Amai, the Anioma people of Delta North Senatorial District, and indeed Delta State and Nigeria the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss, Amen!”