By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Kogi State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has lost it Zonal Vice Chairman in Kogi west of the party, Chief Kola Ojo slumped and died on Tuesday.
Ojo, a legal practitioner was said to have slumped while playing lawn tennis at his Lokoja residence on Tuesday evening.
He was said to have been immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where he was later confirmed dead.
The PDP State Publicity Secretary,Bode Ogunnola who confirmed the incident, described the deceased as” one of the reliable pillars of the party who did all he could in the last Governorship election”
Ogunmola prayed to God to give the family and party members the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The Kogi West Zonal Vice was said to have retired few years ago from the legal department of the Central Bank of Nigeria before venturing into partisan politics.
He was thereafter elected as the zonal chairman of the party overseeing the Kogi west senatorial district comprising of seven local government areas of the Okun- Yoruba speaking group and Lokoja and Kotonkarfe axis.
Late Ojo was re-elected as Zonal Vice Chairman on September 3rd last year during the state convention of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi
Ojo , a community leader in his late 60s hails from Okoro Gbede in ijumu local government area of the state and was described as” a highly intelligent, affable, humble and reliable personality.