BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s Minister Of State Killed In Car Accident Along With Son
James Enojo Ocholi was minister of State for Labour and Employment until his tragic passing on Sunday, March 6, 2016.
The senior lawyer and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) died in a car accident along Kaduna-Abuja Road, according to reports.
According to reports, Ocholi, who hails from Kogi State and his son died at the scene of the accident on Sunday afternoon. The minister’s wife and driver are in critical condition at Doka Clinic, which is near Kaduna.
The accident is said to have been caused when a tyre of the vehicle he was travelling in burst and car somersaulted.
Ocholi was a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a one-time chairman of the disciplinary committee of the Abuja chapter of the Nigeria Bar Association.
In 2011, he contested for governorship of Kogi State on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and lost. He made another attempt at governorship of Kogi seeking the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015. He lost to the late Audu Abubakar. He was appointed minister by President Buhari in 2015.
Ocholi was also, at a time, deputy national legal adviser of the All Progressive Congress. He is a graduate of University of Jos. He graduated from the Nigerian Law School in 1986 and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in the same year.