Otaru Salihu Ohio
A former Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District is dead.
He died Sunday afternoon at the National Hospital, Abuja.
Ohize, born February 5, 1953, was elected senator on May 29, 2007 on the platform of the Action Congress.
He earned a B.Sc in Political Science from the University of Lagos (1987) and a Master of International Affairs and Diplomacy from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2003).
Ohize served for 15 years in the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Navy.
He was the Chairman of Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State for two terms.
While in Senate, the deceased was a member of committees on Sports, Police Affairs, Interior Affairs, Information and Media, Housing, Commerce and Agriculture.
Reacting, incumbent Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District, Senator Ahmed Ogembe, expressed sadness over the demise of a great icon and grassroots mobilizer.
He said: “It was a rude shock with deep sorrow to hear the unexpected and sudden death of Senator Ohize this morning; may God grant our people the fortitude to bear the priceless loss of a political colossus, ‘Rest In Peace.’”
Ogembe urged the entire family, particularly his children, to take solace in the fact that Senator Ohize lived a fulfilled life with remarkable track record of great achievements.
He noted that the deceased would be greatly missed by all, especially the Ebiras in particular and the people of Kogi Central Senatorial District in general.