The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate and governor of Delta, Ifeanyi Okowa, expressed his condolences to the Okposo family and the residents of Isoko in the state over Sammie Okposo’s loss.
The late Okposo was a native of Ivori-Irri in Delta’s Isoko South Local Government Area. He reportedly passed away in Lagos early on November 25. He was 51.
Okowa expressed sadness over the passing of the “Wellu Wellu” crooner in the condolence message delivered by his chief press secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, saying that it was a significant loss for the deceased’s family, Deltans, and fans of gospel music worldwide.
He claims that the popular gospel musician’s passing is a great loss to music fans, his family, the Ivori-Irri community, and the Isoko nation because of his extraordinary talent and contributions to the development of gospel music both locally and internationally.
The late Okposo was referred to by the governor as a “gentleman gospel artist,” who made contributions to the expansion and modernization of Nigeria’s entertainment industry.
He declared that Okposo, one of the musical industry’s progenitors of the gospel genre, would be sadly missed by both his coworkers and followers.
“I mourn the loss of an illustrious son of our state and a great minister in gospel music on behalf of the government and people of Delta.
He said, “The news of his passing was shocking, and it is indeed a great loss because he was a valued asset to Deltans and Nigerians, especially as his songs continue to encourage many to worship God.”
Okowa prayed to God to accept the soul of the deceased and give the family and friends the strength to bear his passing.