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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has expressed deep sadness over the death of the former governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chinwoke Mbadinuju while commiserating with his family.
In a press statement monitored by The Eastern Updates, Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s acting President General, Chief Damian Okeke Ogene, described the deceased as a good man.
He said: ‘Mbadinuju played his own role in the socioeconomic development of the state.
“Well, death is a due everybody must pay and you don’t know when. It is sad that Mbadinuju is dead, but I must say that he was a good man and he did a lot for the socioeconomic development of Anambra State.
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‘We pray God to give him eternal rest and we console his family members to bear the loss with fortitude.’
Mbadinuju had passed on at the National Hospital in Abuja, at the age of 78, while surrounded by his family members.
President Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, and a foremost Southeast socio-political group the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, have all sent in their condolences messages to the family as they joined them in mourning the departed former Editor.
Buhari, in a release yesterday by his Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, believed that the late Mbadinuju’s legacy of bringing peace and development to the state, including ending the long years of violent conflict in Umuleri and Aguleri, during his administration as governor from 1999 to 2003, would forever remain an important part of the history of Anambra.
‘He will also be remembered for his vision for the people of the state and beyond on quality education and entrepreneurship, leading to the establishment of the Anambra State University, now Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University,’ he said.
Paying tribute to the dogged determination of the seasoned academic, journalist, and lawyer in inspiring and empowering many young people to believe in the power of their dreams and achieve their potentials, Buhari urged family, friends, colleagues, and well-wishers to reflect on the contributions of the former governor in building lives and communities.