The Delta State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has visited survivors and families of victims who died in a boat accident on their way home from campaign rallies at Ugborodo/Okerenkoko, Warri South West local government area of Delta state.
Two of the surviving victims were recuperating at the Lilly Clinic, a leading medical facility in Warri, and responding to treatment. Five others had earlier been discharged from hospital.
At the clinic, Deputy Senate President Omo-Agege commiserated with the wounded, and urged the hospital’s Chief Medical Director, Dr Austin Okogun to “do everything possible“ to ensure that they get the best medicare.
He also visited the family of Paul Ejoh, a 25-year-old youth and member of the APC who died in the boat mishap. Speaking at the deceased’s family house at Erewori Street, Warri, Omo-Agege said that the visit should have been, in different circumstances, to celebrate victory, and not for condolences, but “God knows best.
“Difficult as it is, he was our own and he gave everything he had for our cause. I am told he has a wife and two siblings, and more painful, no kids yet.
“We will give the wife and siblings necessary support going forward. You can count on us. I pray Almighty God to grant the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss”.
Responding on behalf of the family, Pastor Friday Mala thanked Omo-Agege for coming personally to commiserate with the family instead of sending a delegation.
He said that in spite of the circumstances, the family prays that the APC governorship candidate is victorious at the polls.