ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Chinwoke Mbadinuju, a former Governor of Anambra State has reportedly died.
He died at the age of 78, according to family source.
The news of his death was confirmed in a statement by his first son, Chetachi Mbadinuju in a statement on Tuesday.
His words: “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.”
Chetachi, who is a lawyer, said his father “passed on peacefully” on Tuesday morning at the National Hospital Abuja after a brief illness.
“At this trying time, we pray for God’s grace and mercy upon him and those left behind to mourn him,” he added.
He noted that the family would announce his funeral arrangements in due course.
Late Mbadinuju was Governor of Anambra State between 29 May 1999 and 29 May 2003 under the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).