DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has lamented the death of the Assistant Political Editor of The Guardian, Mr. John Abba Ogbodo, describing it as “a cruel shock”.
The governor in a press statement signed by his Press Secretary, Mr. Felix Ofou, said, “it is a cruel shock and annoying twist of fate. He died. His colleagues survived. The nation is left to mourn. We can only take solace in the belief that God knows best”.
The governor recalled that Ogbodo, while covering activities of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as other political events, was always fair, incise and balanced, a fact which endeared him to all and sundry, culminating in the outpouring of grief by all manner of persons with the news of the death.
While calling on all to take solace in the wisdom that God knows why the late journalist had to bow out at a time when his bosses had acknowledged his proficiency, the Delta State Chief executive expressed condolence with the management and staff of The Guardian, the NUJ, particularly Abuja chapter and the late Ogbodo’s family for the sad loss.