Edo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Barrister Osarodion Ogie, “to stay strong in this trying time.”
The party stated this while mourning the passing of one of its leaders in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government area, Mr John Ogie, whom the party claimed “was snatched by the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, September 6th, 2021.”
Edo PDP, in an announcement endorsed by its Publicity Secretary, Chris Nehikhare, said it “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 6th, 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.
“We must once again take this opportunity to restate the need for all residents to get vaccinated against the corona virus.”