Governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Delta state, Frank Ufuoma Esanubi has expressed grief over the sudden demise of his campaign Director General, Omamode Ernest Ojegba.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports Omamode and four other members of the AAC in Delta were involved in a tragic ghastly motor accident while returning from a political event in Kwale on Tuesday.
The vehicle conveying them skidded off the road during a downpour and plunged into the Agbarho river on the East West road in Ughelli North Local Government Area.
While two persons in the vehicle survived the tragic accident, Omamode, Pastor Abushe Jones and Idris Sanni Aigbe died in the process.
“It is still difficult to come to terms with what happened,” Esanubi said in a statement on Thursday.
He said he had known Omamode for half of his lifetime, and that Pastor Jones was his Delta Baptist Conference Royal Ambassadors Commandant in the 90’s.
“When he accepted to serve as my campaign Director General, he brought with him unparalleled zeal, commitment, and vigor despite working with limited budget.
“He was incurably optimistic of this project, despite several hiccups, he never gave up on the vision to take back Delta State,” Esanubi said of his campaign DG.
The AAC governorship candidate described Jones as a strict disciplinarian, saying, “As soon as we reconnected earlier this year, he keyed into the project, and have since been our Church organizations liaison officer within the State”.
“Young, and soft spoken Idris Sanni Aigbe was the man not just behind the camera, but also behind the mask. He handled the camera during our live streams, and responded to comments on my behalf in a way that he depended less on me for guidance.
“Now, how am I able to continue without these people? What about the families that these wonderful men have left behind? These still hurt so badly,” Esanubi lamented.
He solicited for prayers for the party, and especially for families the deceased left behind.
AAC presidential candidate has also reacted to the loss of the party members.