Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia, is dead. He was 84 years. He was a retired Major General in the Nigerian army. Twice he governed the area now known in a diminished enclave as Edo State, first as a military governor during military rule when the area was known as a larger entity called Midwest State and later as civilian governor on the platform of the defunct National Party of Nigeria, NPN, in the second republic before the 1983 military coup toppled the civilian administration.
He was a politician of repute, actively involved in local and national politics during the remaining years of his life until his death yesterday. Details later….