The Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP) has paid glowing tribute to the Late Chief Charles Obule, describing him as a staunch statesman, dependable leader, and solid pillar of the party, who was at the forefront of Okpe, Sapele, and Uvwie political dynamics for decades.

Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, State Publicity Secretary, Delta PDP, on Friday expressed the deep sadness of the Party over the passing of the beloved leader, at the age of 65 years. Osuoza added that the demise of Chief Obule, has left a vacuum in Delta State PDP.

“It is with deep sadness and a huge sense of loss that we received the news of the passing of our great leader and statesman, Chief Charles Obule, at the age of 65 years.

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“Chief Obule, who had the traditional title of “Erhi of Okpe Kingdom,” was a distinguished businessman, philanthropist, and politician who, at various times, was a Governorship and Senatorial aspirant, but most importantly, remained a most vibrant, reliable, constant, resolute and prominent beacon of service and loyalty to the PDP.

“An outstanding community leader, Chief Obule’s unparalleled contributions towards providing quality education and healthcare, crystalised through his Obule Group of Schools and Medical Centre, which were renowned for providing quality education and healthcare to the people of Sapele and the Urhobo Nation at a considerably reduced cost. These institutions left an indelible mark on the community and served as a testament to his dedication towards social development.

“His demise is a major loss to the Urhobo Nation and the entire Delta State, but has sadly left a yawning chasm in Delta State PDP and we as a family, pray that God Almighty will grant his immediate family and the entire Okpe, Sapele, and Uvwie extended political family, the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.