Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed its condolence to the family of Assistant Political Editor of the Guardian Newspapers, Mr John Abba-Ogbodo, who died in an auto crash on Thursday.
This is contained in a statement signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in Abuja on Saturday.
The statement stated that the party was thrown into mourning when the news of Abba-Ogbodo’s death got to the National Secretariat.
It described the late Ogbodo, as an exceptional and hard working journalist who contributed to the development of the country through his reportage of political events.
The PDP said Abba-Ogbodo was a dedicated journalist who carried out his duties with a great sense of responsibility that reflected in the credibility of his reports.
"The leadership of the PDP received the shocking news of the Assistant Political Editor of the Guardian Newspapers, Abba-Ogbodo, with deep sorrow.
"Ogbodo was an exceptional journalist who remained dedicated to his calling as a journalist.
"He covered the activities of the PDP for many years and during this period he carried out his duty with great sense of responsibility which reflected in the credibility of his reports.
"The PDP family deeply mourns Abba-Ogbodo and his memory will continue to remain fresh in our memories, especially for his immense contributions toward the political development of the country,” the statement said.
The party also condoled with the family, the Guardian and all members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) for the death of "this great Nigerian who lost his life in the line of duty’’.
The statement prayed God to give the family of the deceased the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.