The member representing Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, and Chairman, House Committee on Host Communities, Rt. Hon. Dumnamene Robinson Dekor has described the death of Hon Barr. DineBari Loolo, member representing Khana State Constituency 2 in the Rivers State House of Assembly as a personal loss and big blow to the Ogoni people.
Obviously devastated by the sudden news of the death of a man he said was so dear to him, a close and reliable ally, Rt. Hon. Dekor said the Ogoni people have sadly lost a rare gem.
Rt. Hon. Dekor made the remarks while on condolence visit to the wife and family of late Hon. Loolo at their Port Harcourt residence on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. On the entourage of the federal lawmaker to the condolence visit include: Chairman of Khana Local Government Council, Hon. Dr. Thomas Bariere, former Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Befii Nwile, the Acting Rector of Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Rumuola, Port Harcourt, Dr. Moses Neebee, His Majesty, Mene King Dr. Suanu T. Y. Baridam, JP, Gbenemene, and Kasimene VII of Ancient Bangha Kingdom, Hon. Inaania LeneBari, Chairman, PDP, Khana LGA, among other prominent Ogoni sons and leaders of the PDP in Khana.
Hon. Barr. Loolo’s demise, the federal lawmaker regretted, is not only a loss to his immediate family but also to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on whose platform he (the deceased) was elected into the State Legislature, and to Rivers State as a whole.
For the short period he served the State as a lawmaker, Rt. Hon. Dekor noted, late Barr. Loolo was a rallying point because of his humility, legislative acumen and imitable sense of reasoning.
He regretted that doing the 8th Assembly, late Loolo only spent 6 months in office and in this 10th Assembly, death has just cut short his service to his fatherland barely three months in office.
“My brother, and friend, Hon. Barr. DineBari Loolo was an accomplished professional, respected politician and astute administrator. By dint of hard work, he was deservedly chosen by our people over his political opponents as our representative in the State House of Assembly.
“And while serving as a lawmaker, he made a remarkable mark, always radiating exceptional brilliance and courage. Loolo’s memories will continue to live with me as a brother, and friend, an associate and close ally who was always there for me and my family in all my political endevours”, Rt. Hon. Dekor reminisced.
The former Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, and one time Commissioner of Works, however, believes that all hope is not lost as his late friend had a good family and left behind many he lifted as well as worthy legacies of honour and hard work.
He enjoined late Hon. Loolo’s wife to take solace in the fact that her husband lived a life worthy of emulation.
“On behalf of my wife, the good people of Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency, I commiserate with the immediate family, the entire Loolo family, and the members of the PDP in Khana, and pray the ever faithful God to grant the family and all his loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, and as well grant the soul of the departed eternal rest”, Rt. Hon. Dekor prayed.