General Ogbemudia Dies at 84
Brig-Gen. Samuel Ogbemudia the two-term governor of the defunct Bendel State who raised the benchmark of governance and laid the infrastructure for in Edo and Delta States has died at 84.
Ogbemudia died in Benin on Thursday night at about 11.00 p.m. reliable sources close to him disclosed last night.
Ogbemudia had a very successful military career that was translated into hisas military governor of the defunct Midwestern State at the beginning of the civil war.
Thehe built in governance attracted the defunct National Party of Nigeria, NPN to lure him into politics in 1982 upon which he emerged as the party’s for the 1983 governorship . He won the election and served for three months before the Muhammadu Buhari led coup truncated the Second Republic.
Among hiswere the of Benin, which he at the beginning of the and which honoured him with a .