Amidst EFCC Arrest Warrant, Embattled Reps Minority Leader Flags-Off Free Medical Program


* To Woo Constituents Support, Sympathy During EFCC Trial

Barely two weeks it was reported in the media that the The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a warrant to arrest the member representing Isoko federal constituency in the national Assembly who doubles as the Minority Leader of the House, Leo Ogor, the federal lawmaker, Monday flagged off free treatment and medication.

The event which was held at the Oleh township stadium, headquarters of the Isoko South local government area of Delta state, HardReporters reliably learnt was afterthought to woo support and sympathy of the constituents when eventually the federal lawmaker is arrested and charged to court by the anti graft agency just in the case of the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Patient Jonathan where some women were hired to protest against her trial by the anti corruption body in Abuja.

Our correspondent gathered that the program was part of Mr. Ogor’s 2017 constituency projects.

It would be recalled that Mr. Ogor is currently under investigation for abuse of office, awarding constituency projects to his companies, contract splitting; being sole signatory to six accounts, which were not declared in his Asset Declaration Form; and curious payment of over N318m into two of the accounts by the Niger Delta Development Commission for undisclosed projects.

The EFCC had last year blocked over N116m belonging to the Peoples Democratic Party chieftain and outside the freeze order, the EFCC is looking into a “curious” payment of over N318m to two of the companies by the Niger Delta Development Commission.

Ogor, while reacting to the EFCC warrant of arrest, said he had not received any invitation from the agency. “I have not seen their invitation. But, if they want to see me, let them communicate me properly and I will come and see them,” Ogor stated.

Declaring the program opened, chairman of Isoko South local government area, Itiako Ikpokpo splashed encomiums of the federal lawmaker saying it was been done out of the love and care for his constituents.

“It is important that our own son, our representative in Abuja, Hon Leo Ogor has deemed it fit and important that the health care of his constituents is very important to him, hence he has brought this free medical experience to Isoko South. We appreciate him for the good he is doing and because he considers that health is good for us, God will continue to give him good health of mind and body in Jesus name,”.

Speaking, the representative of Mr. Ogor, Joseph Otheremu said that the desire to make constituents more productive informed the decision to carry out the free medical outreach which is the second in the series, adding that he (Ogor) will make sure the program is carried out on yearly basses as long as he continues to enjoy the peoples mandate and funds would be provided annually to fund it.

“The team will be here in Oleh for the Isoko South people for one week while they will be at Ozoro for the people of Isoko North for another week starting from Monday 19th March, 2018.” Ogor said.

Also speaking, the Coordinator of the Leo Ogor’s free medical treatment program and the MD of Federal Medical Centre, (FMC), Asaba; Victor Azubuike Osiatuma, commended Ogor for the gesture, assuring the people that they will be treated free of charge for all kinds of ailments including surgical operations and enjoined all and sundry to avail themselves of this opportunity to receive high quality and absolutely free medical services courtesy of their son and representative, Leo Ogor.


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