By Wilson Adekumola
A former Governor of Anambra State, Chinwoke Mbadinuju is dead.
According to The PUNCH, he was reported to have died at the age of 78.
His first son, Chetachi Mbadinuju who announced his death in a statement made available to journalists, said the former governor “passed on peacefully” on Tuesday morning at the National Hospital Abuja after a brief illness.
“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,” he said in the statement.
“At this trying time, we pray for God’s grace and mercy upon him and those left behind to mourn him,” he added.
He said the family would announce his funeral arrangements in due course.
The late Mbadinuju served as the governor of Anambra State between 29 May 1999 and 29 May 2003 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.