it is 2 heavy 4 me 2 bear z loss of my dear Freind, Minister of state, Hon James Ocholi, SAN. We departed on Friday to meet no more!????
— Hadi Sirika (@hadisirika) March 6, 2016
Nigeria's Minister for State Aviation confirmed the Ministers demise as seen above.. Ocholi sources say died in an accident on his way to Abuja..
James Ocholi, the Kogi-born senior advocate of Nigeria until his death, was Minister for Labour and Productivity.
Mr. James E. Ocholi (SAN), Minister of State for Labour and Employment, reportedly had an accident on the way from Kaduna to Abuja.
— Egghead Odewale (@eggheader) March 6, 2016
His major last engagements was moves made to reconcile aggrieved leaders of the party with a bid to resolving the political impasse threatening the party in his home state.
Ocholi who recently convened a meeting of party elders in the state in Abuja recently, harped on the need for reconciliation in order to move the state forward. He said the gains of APC’s victory will not be realized in the present circumstance pervaded by political hostilities.
Buhari's social media aide also confirmed Ocholi's demise..
RIP Hon. James Ocholi, SAN, Minister of State for Labour.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) March 6, 2016
And another cabinet minister,
Sad to learn of the passing on of our dear colleague in a ghastly road accident along Abj-Kd road. James Ocholi SAN was the HMS Labour.
— Ibrahim Usman Jibril (@iujibril) March 6, 2016
Also, the Minister used the opportunity offered by the meeting to urge estranged party leaders to return to the party with a view to rebuilding the party and putting it on the path of excellence, saying change cannot be realized without peace and harmony.
In his words: “The change we preach is one that respects the rule of law and party internal democracy. I want to assure all that the era of impunity is gone. What we are going through today at the tribunals are avoidable if we had done the needful. That is why all of us must come back together as a family to build a virile APC that is capable of sustaining its success”.
About fifty party leaders across the state atended the meeting such as Commodore Folusho Daniel (rtd), Dr. Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba, Hon. Dare Anjorin and many others.
Among other things, it was resolved at the meeting that efforts will be made to ensure robust engagement through regular meetings.
It was also resolved that a committee be put in place to reconcile the Governor-Elect, Alh. Yahaya Bello and his Deputy, Hon. Abiodun Faleke and to make them settle out of court.