By Philips Sunday
Mixed reactions has continued to trail the sudden death of the Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi in an auto crash along Kaduna-Abuja road, today, Sunday, March, 6, 2016.
The Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi and his son died today, Sunday, March, 6, 2016 in an auto crash along Kaduna-Abuja road.
Ocholi and his wife Blessing Fatima from Ankpa, married 26 years ago. The couple were blessed with five children, Ojone Peace, Aaron Enojo jr, Joshua Eb‘ojo, Uyo Blessing jr and Ele Excellent. It was not clear who of the sons died along with the couple.
On the heel of this shock news, the President of the Federation, president Muhammadu Buhari and other prominent Nigerians took to micro blogging site ‘Twitter’ to express their sadness.
See some of the reactions below………
President @MBuhari mourns the death today, in a car crash, of the Minister of State for Labour, Barrister James Ocholi (SAN).
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) March 6, 2016
My condolences to the people of kogi & family of the late Minister of State for Labour, Mr. James Ocholi (SAN). May his soul rest in peace.
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) March 6, 2016
James Ocholi was a brilliant man & an accomplished attorney who truly loved this country. Today is a sad day for Nigeria
— Sen. David A. Mark (@dabmark48) March 6, 2016
Just returned from d National Hospital where we received d bodies of my friend, James Ocholi, SAN, his wife & son. Everyone was inconsolable
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) March 6, 2016
The death of James Ocholi SAN, wife and son is a national tragedy. My heartfelt condolence goes to the Nigerian nation. This is huge O God!
— Sen. Rafiu Ibrahim (@rafiuibrahim) March 6, 2016
SAD, SAD NEWS: Minister James Ocholi, SAN dies in an auto accident along Kaduna-Abuja Road….may his soul and… https://t.co/A5PBkfbjjQ
— Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai (@elrufai) March 6, 2016
The tragic death of Chief James Ocholi is shocking and sad.My condolences and prayers go to his https://t.co/ssA1YrxQ3H @olulateef
— Bola Ahmed Tinubu (@AsiwajuTinubu) March 6, 2016
From the perspective of Igala land the death of James Ocholi is painful. One of our brightest sons
— Igala High Chief (@I_Am_Ilemona) March 6, 2016
Sad to hear about the passing of Nigeria's minister of state in the ministry of Labour and Productivity, James Ocholi. God rest his soul
— Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) March 6, 2016
— APC Nigeria (@APCNigeria) March 6, 2016
I'm deeply shocked at the sudden death of Honourable Minister James Ocholi ,his wife and son . May God give them… https://t.co/cJz0NoHOeQ
— Ahmadu Adamu Mu'azu (@Muazuaa) March 6, 2016
Senator @stellaoduah has expressed her condolences to family of Mr James Ocholi SAN.
— The Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) March 6, 2016
I commiserate with the govt & people of Kogi State over the tragic incidence. James Ocholi was truly a worthy son of Kogi State.
— Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa (@SenOhuabunwa) March 6, 2016
What a sad day as BARRISTER JAMES OCHOLI Minister of State Labour died in a ghastly motor… https://t.co/HOilwMueks
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) March 6, 2016