Ex-Governor Of Bendel State, Samuel Ogbemudia Dies At 85

[caption id="attachment_17499" align="alignnone" width="600"]Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia[/caption]

Former Military Governor of defunct Bendel State (now Edo and Delta states), Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia is dead.

Ogbemudia, who had been ill and unable to stand on his feet, passed away on Friday morning in Benin, the Edo State capital aged 85.

Born on September 17 1932, Dr. Ogbemudia was a Military Governor (1967–1975) of the Mid-West State, later renamed Bendel State.

After the return to democracy in 1999, he became a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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