The Sudden Death Of Our Son, DSIEC Ad-hoc Staff During Delta Council Polls Is A Big Blow—Bereaved Family


The Okatho family of Emede, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta state has described the sudden death of their son, Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, (DSIEC), Ad-hoc staff, Pastor Okatho Ufuoma Anthony, during the Saturday’s January, 6, 2018 local government elections as a big blow to the entire family.

Pastor Okatho, 42, who was a staff of the Aniocha North local government council Issele-Uku, hails from Emede kingdom, Isoko South local government area, died at about 8:45am while on electoral duty, distributing electoral materials at Ifeyinwa Primary School, Onicha-Ugbo, Aniocha North local government area of the state.

Speaking to HardReporters correspondent, an uncle to the deceased, Mr. Independent Okatho, described Pastor Okatho as a rare gem who will be missed by all members of the Okatho family, friends and all.

“As I talk to you now we as a family we are still very devastated with the sudden death of our son, Pastor Ufuoma Anthony Okatho. Everything is still like a dream to us. His death is a big blow to the family. I am very short of words. He was never sick, he woke up on that very fateful Saturday just like every other person would and set out for the election at the Ifeyinwa Primary School, Onicha-Ugbo in Aniocha North.

“At about 2pm we got a shocking call from the police that our son was dead. We have written officially to the commission’s chairman, Mr. Mike Ogbodu, the chairman of Aniocha North local government area and the police, to notify them of the incident as required but no feedback yet from the commission and the Aniocha North council chairman. Plans to bury him are already on. Its a big blow I must and may his gentle soul rest in the bosom of the almighty God Amen.”

Pastor Okatho, according to reports, slumped and died while distributing election materials as a DSIEC Ad-hoc staff.


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