He passed away in the wee hours of Sunday morning, after serving as the immediate past commissioner for housing in Delta State during the first term of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Political allies of the late politician acknowledged to Newsmen that he had passed away.
It was reported that he had collapsed at his residence in Warri around 3 a.m. on Sunday. Upon arriving at the hospital, he was alleged to have been declared dead, prompting him to be airlifted to the emergency room.
Ogeh, who was in his 50s, was alleged to have stayed up till 1 am on Sunday to hold a political meeting with pals.
Before he was appointed housing commissioner, the deceased served as a commissioner on the board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Commission (DESOPADEC), where he represented the Isoko ethnic group.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has invited him to run for the Delta South Senatorial District in the general election of 2023, and he had expressed interest in doing so.
A meeting with members of his political family is scheduled to take place today (Sunday) at Arc Joseph Ajiri Ogeh’s country residence in Isoko, according to reports.
A friend and political associate of the politician, who they characterised as a grassroots politician and philanthropist, have expressed their sorrow on social media in the meantime.
Prof Abednego Ekoko, a distinguished historian and former Delta State Commissioner for education, passed away less than 24 hours after he was found dead in his home in Isoko Nation, Nigeria.
Several politicians of Isoko descent, including two members of the Delta State House of Assembly – Kenneth Ogba and Tim Owhofere – have also passed away recently, including several members of the Delta State House of Assembly.