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Former Abia Governor, Ogbonnaya Onu, Dies At 72

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Former Abia Governor, Ogbonnaya Onu, Dies At 72

 

Former governor of Abia state, Ogbonnaya Onu is dead.

 

Ogbonnaya Onu, died at a hospital in Abuja this morning.

 

The American trained scientist, teacher and politician was 72 years old.

 

Ogbonnaya Onu was a lecturer at University of Port Harcourt before he made a foray into National Politics during the scuttled transition to civilian rule of former president Ibrahim Babangida from 1991 to 1993.

He was elected governor in 1992 and served till the late Sani Abacha overthrew Ernest Shonekan’s administration in 1994.

 

Onu remained in politics and made a few attempts to run for President.

 

He resigned as minister of science and technology in the Buhari administration to contest the presidential primaries in 2022

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