Okwadike, Ex Anambra Gov is Dies at 85

Former governor of Anambra State,  Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Okwadike is dead.

The Elder Statesman died in Abuja on Friday.

A statement issued by his family and signed by Rob Nwakire Ezeife confirmed that the former Federal Commissioner and Presidential Adviser passed onat the Federal Medical Centre,  Abuja at about 6pm on Thursday.

The statement reads:

“On behalf of the Ezeife Dynasty of Igbo-Ukwu, I wish to announce the promotion to glory of our most distinguished son, Okwadike, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife,CON, a former Federal Permanent Secretary, the first Executive Governor of Anambra State, a former Political Adviser to the President and former Presidential Aspirant. This sad event took place yesterday at 6pm at the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja. More details about the deceased and the arrangements for his State Burial will be announced later.”

The late elder Statesman was a staunch pro-democracy advocate. He was aged 85 years.

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