Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
A Former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, is dead.
He died in Abuja on Thursday after battling an undisclosed illness.
A statement from the Family signed by Chief Rob Ezeife 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, 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.”
Ezeife’s death came barely three weeks after the burial of another former governor of the state, Dr Chinwoke Mbadinuju, on November 23rd.
Ezeife was born at Igbo-Ukwu, Anambra State on 20 November 1939. He was elected governor of the State on the Social Democratic Party (SDP) platform, holding office from 2 January 1992 to 17 November 1993.
His death means Anambra has lost two of its former governors in the space of a year.