Mr. John Ogie, elder brother to Secretary to the Edo State Government, Mr. Osarodion Ogie, has died of the dreaded COVID-19.
This was made known to journalists in Benin on Tuesday in a statement signed by Publicity Secretary of PDP in the state, Mr. Chris Osa Nehikhare.
According to the statement, late Ogie was a committed member of the PDP and a leader of same party in Ikpoba-Okha local government and by extension, Edo State.
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.”
The statement therefore urged residents of the state to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.