Jonathan’s former CSO is dead – Confirmed by family
The former Chief Security Officer(CSO) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Gordon Obua, is dead.
A social-cultural group of Ogbia people of Bayelsa across the world has expressed their sadness over the death of their brother Mr. Gordon Obua.
According to reports from News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Obua, who hailed from Ogbia Local Government Area, died of heart attack on Thursday at the National Hospital, Abuja.
Obua’s, death was confirmed by Mr. Fred Obua, a family member to the late CSO, through a telephone interview with NAN on Friday but avoid further comments.
“I am on my way to Abuja as we speak in connection with Gordon’s demise, maybe we can talk later,” he said.
President of Ogbia Brotherhood, Chief Benson Agadaga, also told NAN that the news of Obua’s death came to Ogbia kingdom as a shock and had thrown the entire community into mourning.
He said the news was shocking and saddened to him because the deceased was much younger than him.
“Even though I cannot say exactly how old he was, he was several years younger than me, and in our culture, the death of a younger person is usually very painful.
“The CSO was like three years behind me and ex-President Jonathan in Secondary School, so his death to us is shocking and sad.
“We had hoped that we can leverage on his wealth of experience that culminated to his becoming the CSO to the former president to develop the Ogbia kingdom, but unfortunately he died too soon.
“The matter of life and death lies in the hands of God. We all have a space of time on earth and we take this as God’s making.
“We are downcast by this, but we cannot question God. May his soul rest in peace,” Agadaga said. (NAN)