Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has described  Late Elder Austin Nwakoh as a politician of truth who was committed to development of the state. 
Speaking during the funeral service of Elder Nwakoh at Kpean Town,  Khana Local Government Area on Friday, Governor Wike said the late politician played politics  that promoted confidence. 
He said: "This  is a painful passage.  It is an untimely death.  Elder Austin Nwakoh was a politician  of a different  class. He was a politician  of truth. He was a politician  of confidence ". Governor  Wike announced  the appointment  of the Widow of the Late Politician as a Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor.  He said the appointment  was made to maintain  a link with the family. 
He also announced  that he will foot the cost of the Education of the son of the late politician. 

Governor Wike said: "You were not just a close confidant.  You were a wonderful person,  handsome inside and out. Gentle in disposition,  and incredibly energetic with uncommon ability to brighten up any home  that you work into your ever happy go-lucky personality. "You were always thoughtful,  trustworthy and truthful.  You never judged , but advised freely and candidly,  assisted readily and advanced our common political aspirations with courage and hope". Also speaking,  Senator Lee Maeba said that Elder Austin Nwakoh was a politician  of  peace. He said his politics built friendship and love.

He said that the friendly  politics of the late politician has been proven  by the convergence of politicians from different political parties. 
Senator Magnus Abe said that the life of Late Austin Nwakoh spoke volumes  about what love and friendship should be .

In a sermon, General Secretary,  Assemblies of God Church,  Rev Godwin Akpan Amaowo urged people to surrender to God, saying that there is no profit  in not serving God.

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