The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Olorogun Great Ovedje Ogboru, on behalf of APC Campaign Council in the state has expressed his shock and deep sadness over the news of the transition to the glory of Major General David Akpode Ejoor.
Ogboru in a statement issued and signed by the Director of Media and Publicity, Delta state APC Campaign Council, Mr Zik Zulu Okafor, said: “I received the news only late evening yesterday and it was a huge shock to me. General Ejoor was a statesman that was dear to some of us. And for me in particular, he was an alumnus of our great school, Government College, Ughelli, where he finished from in 1952. He was a great sportsman, the captain of athletics and won laurels for the school including The Grier Cup competition. He was also perfect. We admired his record that we met.
“But importantly, he was military governor of Midwest Region which comprised today’s Edo and Delta states between 1966 and 1967. He was later Chief of Army Staff. So he was a soldier’s soldier and a great statesman.
“We are inspired by his professional exploits, the courage of his personal conviction and forthright character. By the grace of God, we shall work to liberate our people from the mortal grip of poverty drawing strength from the sacrifice and selflessness of his brief leadership of our Midwest.
There is no question that he will be greatly missed. I pray the Almighty God to grant his soul eternal peace and to fortify the family with the fortitude and stoic to bear this great loss.
“By the grace of God, we shall take the mantle of leadership in our state to revive their legacy and build on the good foundation that they laid for the great old Midwest that stood out in education, health, human capital development, township, and industrial development and road networks among other infrastructural developments. Rest in peace our great General, an undoubted hero!