All Nigeria Latest News reports that a former governor of Anambra state, Chukwuemeka Ezeife is dead.

The former governor died at the age of 85.

Ezeife passed away on Thursday around 6 pm, as confirmed in a statement issued by his family.

“On behalf of the Ezeife Dynasty of Igbo-Ukwu, I wish to announce the promotion to glory of our most distinguished son, Okwadike, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, CON, a former federal permanent secretary, the first executive governor of Anambra state, a former political adviser to the president and former presidential aspirant,” the statement signed by Rob Ezeife reads.

“This sad event took place yesterday at 6pm at the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja.

“More details about the deceased and the arrangements for his state burial will be announced later.”

Ezeife was elected governor of Anambra on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), in Nigeria’s third republic, in 1992.

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