Pictures: Tears As Bayelsa Bury Burnt Female Politicians

Date: 25-02-2015 7:00 am (7 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Many shed tears in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, on Tuesday as the remains of eight female politicians burnt to death on February 14, were buried at the Gloryland Cemetery in Azikoro Village.

The female politicians, including wife of the Secretary to Bayelsa State Government, Elizabeth Oguru, were burnt to death in a multiple motor accident after visiting the wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience.

The accident at Ahoada in Rivers State involved a Toyota Sienna car, an SUV and a bus with the inscription, Peoples Democratic Party Women Initiative.

At the cemetery, family members, friends, colleagues, top government functionaries and well wishers broke down in tears as pall bearers brought the caskets bearing the remains.

Bayelsa State Chairman of the Christians Association of Nigeria, Archbishop Ige Israel, who officiated at the burial, had herculean task calling for mourners’ attention.

Israel prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed and prayed God to grant their families the fortitude to bear the losses.

The cleric, who said death was a necessary end, admonished the living to be close to God and live lives worthy of emulation.

After praying for the souls of the deceased, the caskets bearing the remains (skulls and ashes) were lowered into the grave at about 4pm.


Before the burial of the female politicians, a memorial service was held at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre.

Jonathan; his wife, Patience; Governor Seriake willieson and many top officials of government attended the burial.

Jonathan, in his tribute to the dead women, said their demise had thrown the state into deep mourning.

The President, who described the day of their death as “dark Saturday,” said it was painful that the deceased died as others were celebrating the Valentine’s Day.

“The death of the women is so painful that it can never be erased from our minds. I urge people to continue to pray for the repose of their souls. Some of them are people I have worked with one way or the other,” Jonathan said.

In her tributes, Patiece said the women’s death should bring about peace in Nigeria and Bayelsa State.

“The fact that they died the way they did indicates that death can come anytime. Bayelsans should see it as a sign for peace and unity in Bayelsa and Nigeria,” she said.

In his own tributes, Governor willieson extolled the virtues of the women, saying they had contributed immensely to development of Bayelsa.

He said the state would continue to mark February 14 every year as day of mourning for the women politicians.

Photos from the burial below..........




















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Posted: at 25-02-2015 07:00 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- winace at 25-02-2015 07:47 AM (7 years ago)
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May their soul rest in peace. Amen
Posted: at 25-02-2015 07:47 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- beneno at 25-02-2015 08:00 AM (7 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 25-02-2015 08:00 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- discollins at 25-02-2015 08:56 AM (7 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 25-02-2015 08:56 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- okuboye at 25-02-2015 09:17 AM (7 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 25-02-2015 09:17 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bankadetoun at 25-02-2015 09:22 AM (7 years ago)
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RIP, IT IS WELL.
Posted: at 25-02-2015 09:22 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Giftous1 at 25-02-2015 09:30 AM (7 years ago)
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Rip
Posted: at 25-02-2015 09:30 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Larry28 at 25-02-2015 10:12 AM (7 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 25-02-2015 10:12 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- softhils at 25-02-2015 10:15 AM (7 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 25-02-2015 10:15 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- jaykybrain at 25-02-2015 10:19 AM (7 years ago)
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Rip
Posted: at 25-02-2015 10:19 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- freethinker at 25-02-2015 10:49 AM (7 years ago)
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VERY SAD
RIP
Posted: at 25-02-2015 10:49 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- proly at 25-02-2015 11:43 AM (7 years ago)
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Really painful  rip
Posted: at 25-02-2015 11:43 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- confident2 at 25-02-2015 01:07 PM (7 years ago)
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I think people shuld be more careful on feb 14, dat was d day our lovely Goldie pass away too, may d soul of our love ones rip amen...
Posted: at 25-02-2015 01:07 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- joromy at 25-02-2015 01:19 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: bohlah on 25-02-2015 07:00 AM

Many shed tears in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, on Tuesday as the remains of eight female politicians burnt to death on February 14, were buried at the Gloryland Cemetery in Azikoro Village.

The female politicians, including wife of the Secretary to Bayelsa State Government, Elizabeth Oguru, were burnt to death in a multiple motor accident after visiting the wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience.

The accident at Ahoada in Rivers State involved a Toyota Sienna car, an SUV and a bus with the inscription, Peoples Democratic Party Women Initiative.

At the cemetery, family members, friends, colleagues, top government functionaries and well wishers broke down in tears as pall bearers brought the caskets bearing the remains.

Bayelsa State Chairman of the Christians Association of Nigeria, Archbishop Ige Israel, who officiated at the burial, had herculean task calling for mourners’ attention.

Israel prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed and prayed God to grant their families the fortitude to bear the losses.

The cleric, who said death was a necessary end, admonished the living to be close to God and live lives worthy of emulation.

After praying for the souls of the deceased, the caskets bearing the remains (skulls and ashes) were lowered into the grave at about 4pm.


Before the burial of the female politicians, a memorial service was held at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre.

Jonathan; his wife, Patience; Governor Seriake willieson and many top officials of government attended the burial.

Jonathan, in his tribute to the dead women, said their demise had thrown the state into deep mourning.

The President, who described the day of their death as “dark Saturday,” said it was painful that the deceased died as others were celebrating the Valentine’s Day.

“The death of the women is so painful that it can never be erased from our minds. I urge people to continue to pray for the repose of their souls. Some of them are people I have worked with one way or the other,” Jonathan said.

In her tributes, Patiece said the women’s death should bring about peace in Nigeria and Bayelsa State.

“The fact that they died the way they did indicates that death can come anytime. Bayelsans should see it as a sign for peace and unity in Bayelsa and Nigeria,” she said.

In his own tributes, Governor willieson extolled the virtues of the women, saying they had contributed immensely to development of Bayelsa.

He said the state would continue to mark February 14 every year as day of mourning for the women politicians.

Photos from the burial below..........




















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REST IN PEACE
Posted: at 25-02-2015 01:19 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- echeeche at 25-02-2015 01:19 PM (7 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 25-02-2015 01:19 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Amoramo at 25-02-2015 01:34 PM (7 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 25-02-2015 01:34 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- EmekaBlue at 25-02-2015 02:08 PM (7 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 25-02-2015 02:08 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- princedafe at 25-02-2015 02:35 PM (7 years ago)
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Greediness and Sadness.
Instead of spending valentine day with their hubby's and families. They went to
see first lady to beg and lobby for contracts. 
Oh well may their souls RIP
Posted: at 25-02-2015 02:35 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Omududu77 at 25-02-2015 09:06 PM (7 years ago)
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IT IS REALLY A SAD EVENT AND I DONT EXPECT ANYTHING POLITICAL TO BE SAID ABOUT THIS,BUT WHY DID PATIENCE INFERED THAT THEIR DEATH IS A SIGN OF PEACE AND UNITY IN BAYELSA STATE AND NIGERIA Huh? ARE THEY THE CAUSE OF UNREST IN NIGERIA OR THEY WERE DISCOVERED TO HAVE A HAND IN THE DISUNITY IN NIGERIA?
I HAVE LOST MY MUM SOME FEW YEARS BACK AND IT WILL GRIEVE ME IF SHE DIES IN THE CIRCUMSTANCE THROUGH WHICH THESE MOTHERS DIED AND PATIENCE WILL RESPOND THIS WAY. THAT STATEMENT FROM HER WAS INSENSITIVE,THOUGHTLESS, CARELESS AND MEAN.
Posted: at 25-02-2015 09:06 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Andybest1 at 26-02-2015 07:11 AM (7 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 26-02-2015 07:11 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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