Bayelsa lawmaker mourns ex-senator, youth leader, describes them as patriots

Brass—Dr. Daniel Charles, the member representing Brass Constituency I in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, on Friday paid tribute to the late Senator Inatimi Rufus-Spiff whose remains would be buried today at his hometown in Twon Brass, Bayelsa State.

A statement by the Media aide to the lawmaker, Clever Munafa quoted Charles as saying the late politician would be remembered for his integrity, peaceful nature and commitment to community development and human capacity building.

The lawmaker recalled the efforts of Rufus-Spiff toward the unity and progress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Brass Local Government Area, Bayelsa State and beyond.

“We have lost a sage, peace ambassador, role model and quintessential patriot of Twon Brass Kingdom and it’s so painful that we can’t bring him back.”

Charles equally expressed grief over the unfortunate demise of his die-hard supporter and former Vice President of the Federated Youth Council of Twon Brass, Comr. Samuel Jameson Eugene.

The late Samuel Jameson Eugene

He described Samuel, whose funeral was held Thursday in the Brass council headquarters, as an intelligent, virtuous and purposeful youth that dedicated much of his life to the service of Twon Brass and humanity as a whole.

“Samuel was a promising youth who staunchly believed in our vision to develop Brass Constituency and his death has created a great vacuum,” he said.

He continued, “Twon Brass and indeed Brass Constituency I have lost great, patriotic citizens that we will continue to miss till the end of time.”

He further thanked Governor Douye and members of the Bayelsa State Executive Council for organizing a special valedictory session in honour of Rufus-Spiff and called on all well-meaning Bayelsans to join hands in laying the late federal lawmaker to rest.

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