Death Hits Powerful SSG, PDP Mourns

The Secretary to the Edo State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie, has reportedly lost his elder brother, John Ogie, to COVID-19. This is even as the State recorded four more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total death recorded in the third wave of the pandemic to 26. Ogie’s death was made known in a statement on Tuesday by the Publicity Secretary of PDP in the State, Mr. Chris Osa Nehikhare.

The statement reads in part: “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.”

Nehikhare, in the statement, urged residents of the state to get vaccinated against coronavirus.

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