The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has expressed sadness over the death of retired Major General, David Ejoor, first Urhobo Army General and Governor of defunct Midwest Region.
Gen. Ejoor passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 87 years old.
The Speaker, in a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Dennis Otu, described the demise of the former Chief of Army Staff ( COAS from 1971 to 1975) as very painful at this critical time of our national history and condoled with the family, the Urhobo Nation and the people of Ovwor- Olomu in Ughelli South Local Government Area.
According to the Statement; “I received the sad news of the demise of Chief David Ejoor, the first Urhobo Army General with rude shock. His passing away at a time like this in our nation is very painful and heart breaking”.
“Major General David Ejoor came, saw and conquered. We cannot forget the departed Chief Ejoor who was former Governor of the Mid-Western Region State in a hurry. He contributed greatly to the unity of our country as he played a patriotic role during the Nigeria Civil War. He has an enviable place in the history of our great nation”, the Speaker said.
While praying Almighty God to grant the deceased eternal rest, the Speaker said that; “My heart goes out to his family, the Urhobo Nation, Deltans and the people of his Community, Ovwor- Olomu. May the good Lord grant all the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”.