James Ocholi: President Buhari, APC express shock
Written by Morenike Adebayo on March 6, 2016
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the death of the Minister of State for Labour, Barrister James Ocholi ,SAN, on sunday.
Ocholi died alongside his wife and son in a car crash along Kaduna road, Abuja.
In a statement by Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesman, president Buhari described Ocholi’s death as untimely, regretting that Nigeria has lost a key component of the change agenda.
He also described the deceased as an accomplished and patriotic Nigerian.
“Barrister Ocholi was an accomplished and patriotic Nigerian, who was keen to accept the call to service at a time his country needed him,” he said. President Buhari also extended his condolences to the government and people of Kogi State.
The APC National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni in a condolence message described the deaths as a monumental loss.
The APC National Secretary said the late Ocholi who was the party’s former Deputy National Legal Adviser will be remembered for his selfless service to the country as minister, party, legal profession and his home state, Kogi.
While extending his condolences to the people and government of Kogi state, Buni prayed to Almighty God to grant Ocholi’s immediate family the fortitude to bear the painful loss.