The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it would take steps to immortalise and give honour to the deceased Minister of State for Labour and Employment, James Ocholi.
APC’s national chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, made the pledge on Tuesday when he led a delegation of the National Working Committee of the party, to pay condolence visit to the family of the late chieftain of the party in his Abuja residence.
Speaking on what plan the party has to reward the acclaimed loyalty of late Ocholi, the chairman said there will opportunity to honour him at the appropriate time.
“Honestly, that will be something we will deal with. It is not something at this stage to give to the press but he was a deserving party member and the party will turn out and honour him in the way hierarchy deserves, ” he said.
Oyegun, who was in a pensive mood throughout the duration of the visit, described the death of the Kogi-born politician as a very personal loss.
Apart from being very passionate about the cause APC is pursuing, Oyegun said late Ocholi was very very dedicated to the course of his people and the people of Kogi State.
” I had had course to consult with him often whose thought processes and mine were very very similar. It was for me an issue of very deep sadness and made even graver by the fact that his wife and a grown up son also passed in the same incident. 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. He was always in the office over one issue or the other even thou he did not have a permanent office table,