Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, a former minister of aviation has died at the age of 93.
Amechi, the only surviving Zikist, died according to a press release on Tuesday by the family, with the regret of not living to see the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
The statement said, “The Ume Amechi, Ezeana Ihinede families and the Umu Mmara kindred of Amihe Ukpor in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State announce the peaceful transition of our illustrious son, father and grandfather, Chief Mbazulike Amechi (Dara Akunwafor).
“The Nationalist and First Republic Minister of Aviation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, transitioned peacefully in the early hours of today November 1, 2022.”
The first republic minister was known for his interventions for Igbo land, including the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.