A former governor of Anambra State, Chinwoke Mbadinuju, is dead.
A statement released by his first son, Chetachi Mbadinuju, disclosed that the ex governor died on Tuesday morning, April 11, at the National Hospital Abuja after a brief illness.
The statement reads
” With heavy hearts but utmost gratitude to God for a life well spent, we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, uncle, friend, and associate, Dr Chinwoke Mbadinuju, a former governor of Anambra State and elder statesman.
ODERA as he was fondly called, passed peacefully at the age of 78 years on the morning of the 11th of April, 2023 at the National Hospital Abuja after a brief illness, surrounded by his family and loved ones.
At this trying time, we pray for God’s grace and mercy upon him and those left behind to mourn him. His funeral arrangements will be announced in due course by the family.”
Mbadinuju was Governor of Anambra State from 1999 to 2003 under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He lost his re-election bid in the PDP Primaries in 2003.