Samuel Ogbemudia is Dead

Cheryl Sanders
March 10, 2017

The News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] reports that the deceased had served as governor of the defunct Midwest and later Bendel State.

Ogbemudia is reported to have passed on Thursday night in Benin City, the Edo state capital.

Brigadier Ogbemudia (retd), who was the first military administrator of old Mid Western region, was later elected executive Governor old Bendel State, now Edo and Delta.

Sources said he died after a protracted illness.

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with late Dr Samuel Ogbemudia's family and the government and people of Edo on his death.

He said: "Although, I do not know him in person, it is usually a sad news when there is news of the death of a human being such as a person so instrumental to the development of a state".

Dr. Ogbemudia was born September 17 1932.

Mr. Amegor, who described the late statesman as his surrogate father, said, "I am consoled with the fact that the late Ogbemudia lived a good life".

After the return to democracy in 1999, he became a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Among the earliest callers at the residence of the former governor was the leader of the All Progressives Congress in Edo South, Gentleman Amegor.

"He was my surrogate father and I will really miss him dearly".

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