Ocholi, A Dedicated Apostle Of Change- Oyegun

Ocholi, A Dedicated Apostle Of Change- Oyegun

By Chris Suleiman Abuja

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the late State Minister of Labour and Employment, Late Barrister James Ocholi as a dedicated apostle of change who would be greatly missed.


Oyegun who was at the Abuja residence of the late minister for a condolence visit along side other party officials said Ocholi’s death came with a very deep sadness considering that he diead alongside his wife and son.

“So for me it is a very personal loss. And from the point of view of the party, he was ever a dedicated believer in change. A dedicated party man, that man was James Ocholi, because you could call on him anytime.

The chairman who was their in company of the party Secretary, Mai Mala Buni and the Deputy National Chairman South, Chief Segun Oni said: “He was always in the office over one issue or the other even thou he did not have a permanent office table.  He was very very dedicated to the course of his people and the people of Kogi State. And at every point I needed help, explanation, or whatever, he was there to provide it, to give me the issues behind.

“So really, one mourns with sincere, very sincere, deepest form of sorrow even considering the circumstances in which all these have happened and that he has four children who are now fatherless, motherless but like I said, God will be their father, God will be their mother and God will provide sufficiently for them at every stage of their lives.

Responding on behalf of the family, eldest son of the late Minister, Aaron James Ocholi, who show appreciation to the party leaders however advised leaders to be selfless and move the nation forward.

“We really appreciate your presence here today. You have said all these things about my dad and it evident that his heart was for service, to serve his nation, to serve his people and even people whom he felt could not stand for themselves. I can only pray the grace on the men here present because the men in this room right now in one way or the other determines the tides and the future of this nation.

“One way or the other as a group of the party currently in government, these are men of utmost importance and I can only ask and pray for grace, the grace to be the best you could be to your people, to the country, to even people around you,  to lead this nation to greater height make it better.  If just like him, everyone will realize that it is not just about me but that there is a greater picture because I know that that is how he lived his life.

Also speaking Ojone Ocholi James said ” If we hadn’t an idea of who he was before, the responses we have gotten from everyone who has been here has given us a clearer picture of whom our father was. We are indeed proud and we take courage from that to move forward. We hope that we keep the spirit of who he was, and who our mother was and the lesson and virtues they upheld. We hope to be able to carry on f from here.
Ocholi died alongside his wife and son along Kaduna/Abuja expressway in an unfortunate car crash on Sunday 6th of March 2015.


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