Breaking: Former Anambra State governor, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife is dead

Former Anambra State governor, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife is dead.

According to his private secretary, he died around 5.30 pm yesterday at a hospital in Abuja. Ezeife has been ill for sometime and had to cancel a book launch in his honour scheduled to hold on November 23, 2023.

He was aged 85.

Read a press statement released by his eldest son:

PRESS RELEASE ON THE PASSING OF OKWADIKE IGBOUKWU

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. 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.

Signed 

Chief Rob Nwakaire Ezeife,

Ahaejiejemba Igbo-Ukwu,

On behalf of the family.