Former Anambra Governor, Dr Ezeife is dead.

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A former Governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, is dead.


Ezeife died at the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja, on Thursday, according to a short press release issued on Friday and signed by Chief Rob Ezeife, on behalf of the family.


Born on November 20, 1938, the deceased fondly called ‘Okwadike’, was Governor of Anambra state between January 1992 to November 1993 during the aborted Third Republic.


The statement read, “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, a former Governor of Anambra State, a former Political Adviser to the President and former Presidential aspirant.

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“This sad event took place on Thursday at 6 pm at the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja.”


“More details about the deceased and the arrangements for his state burial will be announced later.”

Ezeife was elected Governor of Anambra on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), in Nigeria’s third republic, in 1992.


He served as governor’s until Sani Abacha, ex-military ruler, seized the reins of power at the centre in 1993.
Ezeife obtained a BSc in Economics from the University College Ibadan, and a masters and PhD degrees from Harvard University.

He was also appointed Special Adviser on political matters by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo when Nigeria commenced its fourth republic in 1999.

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