The first executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha is dead. He reportedly died at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers State.
He was 63.
Mr. Alamieyeseigha died Saturday at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, where he had been in coma for days.
He was the governor of the Niger Delta state from 1999 to 2005 when he was impeached on corruption charges.
The former governor was succeeded by former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was his deputy.
Close family sources said Mr. Alamieyeseigha was diabetic and was treated in Dubai, but recently returned to Port Harcourt.