Dafinone mourns Gbagi’s demise, consoles family, Urhobo Nation

The Senator representing Delta Central Senatoral District, Senator Ede Dafinone has expressed shock and sadness over the sudden death of the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), in the last election in Delta State, Olorogun Barr Kenneth Omemavwa Gbagi, FNIM OON.

 

Gbagi, a former minister of Education, industrialist, a renowned criminologist and senior lawyer died on Saturday, May 4th 2024, at the age of 62.

 

Recall that in a statement signed by his eldest son, Chief Emuoboh Gbagi on behalf of the Gbagi family, confirmed the demise of the industrialist; “It is with profound sadness but gratitude to God, that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, husband, and brother, Olorogun (Barr.) Kenneth Omemavwa Gbagi, FNIM, OON; Former Minister of Educa, departed this life on the 4th of May 2024 at the age of 62.

The Delta Central lawmaker, while reacting to the death of Olorogun Gbagi commiserates with the Gbagi family, Oginigbo people, Ughelli South Local Government Area, Urhobo nation and Delta State over the irreparable loss of a great Deltan.

According to Senator Dafinone; “It is with a heavy heart that I, Senator Ede Dafinone, representing the esteemed people of Delta Central Senatorial District, extend my deepest condolences to the Gbagi family, of Oginigbo, Ughelli South Local Government Area, Urhobo Nation, friends, and associates on the passing of Olorogun Barr. Kenneth Gbagi at 62 years old.

“The news of Olorogun Barr. Kenneth Gbagi’s demise on May 4th, 2024, has left us all in deep sorrow. His passing represents not just the loss of a remarkable individual but also the departure of an iconic figure in the Urhobo Nation, a distinguished lawyer, an astute industrialist, and a former Minister of Education.

 

“Throughout his life, Olorogun Barr. Kenneth Gbagi exhibited unwavering dedication and exemplary leadership in various spheres, leaving an indelible mark on our society. His contributions to the legal profession, industry, and education sector will be remembered and cherished for generations to come.

 

“During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with the Gbagi family as they navigate through this period of grief and loss. May they find solace in the fond memories and enduring legacy of Olorogun Barr. Kenneth Gbagi.

 

“Gbagi’s death is also a personal loss to me, since 1997 when we first met, we enjoyed robust, rewarding friendships and his passing has created a huge vacuum in Urhobo Nation.

 

“As we mourn his passing, let us also celebrate his life and the profound impact he had on our community and nation as a whole. His legacy will continue to inspire and guide us in our collective pursuit of progress and development.

“Once again, I extend my deepest sympathies to the Gbagi family and pray for strength and comfort during this trying time,” the statement added.

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