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Idris Wada supporters storm Ocholi's funeral

19 March 2016, 07:02

Abuja - While many gathered yesterday to pay their last respects to State Labour Minister James Ocholi and his family, supporters of former Kogi State Governor Idris Wada took the opportunity to make a political statement.

A group of Wada supporters stormed the Abocho Primary School in Dekina LGA, Kogi, where the funeral was taking place, and displayed their insensitivity by chanting the former Governor's name, Naij reports.

Although Wada himself did not seem to mind the unnecessary attention, exchanging pleasantries with the group and smiling jovially as the noise continued.

Also read: PHOTOS: Tears, wailing as Ocholi, wife, son buried in home town

Isa Jibrin, a community leader in Abocho, described the incident as distasteful and distracting.

”Politicians will always be politicians. They use every opportunity to sell themselves even though most of them have nothing to offer our people.

He continued: ”It is distasteful for supporters of the former governor to come here distracting people at this event with their noise-making. Especially at a sad occasion like this where we are mourning our son. It is unfair!”

James Ocholi was buried alongside his wife and son yesterday following a tragic auto crash in which the family came to pass.

Read more at Naij

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