Former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chinwoke Mbadinuju is dead.
He reportedly died at the National Hospital in Abuja on Tuesday, at the age of 78, according to a press statement by his son, Barr Cheta Mbadinuju.
He said that Mbadinuju, who was governor of Anambra State between 1999 and 2003, died after a brief illness.
The statement read, “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.”