Mr. John Ogie, brother of Secretary to Edo State Government, Mr. Osarodion Ogie has died from Covid-19, days after he was admitted to a medical facility in the State.
The Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic party, Edo State, Mr. Chris Nehikhare who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, called on residents of the State to get vaccinated against the pandemic.
He described Ogie who passed on Monday as a dedicated, loyal committed PDP member of the part in Ward 7, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the State.
The statement urged the SSG to stay strong in this trying time, prayed God to grant the bereaved family, friends, associates, well wishers and members of PDP Ward 7, Ikpoba-Okha the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
Part of the statement reads: “We must once again take this opportunity to restate the need for all residents to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
“The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State received the news of the passing of Mr John Ogie with shock and sadness.
“Mr John Ogie was a dedicated, loyal and committed member of our great party. His counsel and organizational ability was a blessing and added value to the development and growth of the party in not just Ward 7 where he was a leader, but the whole of Ikpoba-Okha local government and by extension, Edo state.
“Mr John Ogie was snatched by the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic on Monday, September 6, 2021.
“We pray that God will grant the Ogie Family, Friend, associates, well wishers and members of PDP ward 7, Ikpoba-Okha the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
“To our respected and amiable Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Barr. Osarodion Ogie who is one of his siblings, we ask him to stay strong in this trying time”, the statement said.
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