Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, Nigerian politician, died at 62

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Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, born on November 16, 1952 and died October 10, 2015.

Diepreye was governor of Bayelsa State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 9 December 2005.

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha was born in 16 November 1952 in Amassoma, Ogboin North Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

He attended the Bishop Dimeari Grammar School, Yenagoa.

He joined the Nigerian Defence Academy as a Cadet Officer in 1974, then joined the Nigerian Air Force, where he served in the department of Logistics and Supply.

He held various air force positions in Enugu, Markurdi, Kaduna and Ikeja.

Diepreye retired from the air force in 1992 as a Squadron Leader.

After leaving the air force he became the Sole Administrator of Pabod Supplies Port Harcourt.

Later he became Head of Budget, Planning, Research and Development of the National Fertiliser Company (NAFCON).

Diepreye was impeached on allegations of corruption on 9 December 2005.

On 12 March 2013, Alamieyeseigha was pardoned by President Goodluck Jonathan, but his pardoning was criticised by many.

On the 10th of October, 2015, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha reportedly died of cardiac arrest at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, after a brief illness.