Ibori, Uduaghan, others pay tributes to Dafinone at service of songs

David Omueya Dafinone.

It was an evening of tributes as family, friends, associates and other well-wishers yesterday paid tributes to the late Senator David Omueya Dafinone for a life well-spent.

Eminent personalities from the political class, who also joined to pay tributes at the service of songs, include chieftains of both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Also in attendance were former Governors of Delta State, Chief James Ibori and Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan; Edo State House of Assembly Speaker, Kabiru Adjoto; Deputy Speaker, Justin Okonoboh; Emmanuel Agbaje and Crosby Eribo, among others.

The eldest son of the deceased read the scripture reading from 1 Corinthians 15:50-58.

The officiating priest, Bethel Baptist Church, Sapele, Rev. (Dr.) Jonathan Iwhuwhu, in his sermon titled, “What you need in the Voyage of Life,” encouraged Christians to fear God and be contented with the riches and blessings of God and not to be distracted by the troubles and vicissitude of life.

Meanwhile, a relative of the deceased, Jewell Dafinone, who spoke with The Guardian, said: “On August 1, 2000, Guinness World Records recognised Senator Dafinone as the patriarch of the family with the highest number of chartered accountants, who are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in one nuclear family, a recognition that has received resounding ovation from far and wide.”

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