Stop politics, go and take care of your stroke

Constituents in the Isoko Federal Constituency, Delta State, have
added their voices to calls by other concerned Isoko natives, to
appeal to Leo Ogor, the House of Representatives minority leader
and member representing Isoko Federal Constituency in the
National Assembly, to quit politics and take time to attend to his
failing health.
The constituents said the call became necessary when on
Saturday, Ogor was seen supported by the Delta State
Commissioner for Housing, Joseph Ogeh, and the Isoko North
local government chairman, Emmanuel Egbabor to walk down a
staircase when the federal lawmaker, who is seeking re-election
for the fifth time, paid a consultation visit to the commissioner in
his country home at Otor-Iyede.
According to the constituents, following the current health
predicament of the federal lawmaker, it will be impossible for the
constituency to enjoy robust representation in the green chamber,
which they have suffered in the past one year due to the absence
of the lawmaker at plenary sessions in the house.
A constituent from the lawmaker’s home town, Ozoro, who simply
identified himself as Oghenekaro, told of what Ogor was being
subjected to since he returned from his treatment in China, “all in
the name of consultations for his re-election into the green
chamber”.
“Leaders, youth, and even the elders in Isoko nation have advised
him to leave politics and take very good care of his health,” he
said.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Isoko South,
who had earlier received the lawmaker on a consultation visit in his
home, reaffirmed that Ogor must be advised to leave politics now
to enable him attend to his health.
“You will weep for Rt. Hon. Leo Ogor, when you see him entering
his SUV. His left hand and the left leg are the areas worst hit by the
stroke.
Even his speeches too, there are still some challenges. His
handlers are not helping the man too. But, with the many calls on
him to leave politics and focus on his health, I doubt if the people
will vote him again.”
Isoko indigenes have continued to appeal to Ogor, even on social
media platforms, to forget about his re-election and take his health
seriously, having served for sixteen years in the National
Assembly.
Peace Ogor, Leo’s wife, was said to be unhappy over “unnecessary
pressure by selfish politicians” on her husband, who has been
battling stroke for some time now, to join the 2019 contest.
In June 2017, Ogor had left Nigeria for treatment in Switzerland
after suffering partial stroke, and returned to Nigeria in January
2018 after several months of absence from the lower chamber.
The PDP lawmaker, who just returned from China a few weeks
ago, where he was said to have gone for another round of
treatment, has been said to be releasing millions of Naira to
leaders of his party and delegates for the party’s primaries, and
has also been embarking on consultation visits to party elders to
support his election bid for the fifth time.
Meanwhile, a media aide to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Social
Media, Nelson Egware, has castigated people calling on the sick
lawmaker to quit politics and focus more on his heath.
Describing the lawmaker as the “Roosevelt” of Isoko, Egware said:
“Franklin Roosevelt was the only President of the United States of
America, who served for four terms from his wheelchair. His
wheelchair didn’t diminish the capacity in him”.
The federal lawmaker has a pending corruption-related issue with
the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 20
constituency projects, which were tagged as “suspiciously
unexecuted”.

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3 Comments

  1. He wants to die in office

  2. Hmmmmm

  3. Funny thing

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