Former Nigerian Army Officer, Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia has been announced dead at 84.
Ogbemudia died in Benin on Thursday night at about 11.00 p.m reliable sources close to him disclosed last night.
The legacy he 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 candidate for the 1983 governorship election.
He was a Military Governor of the Mid-West State in 1967 to 1975 which was later renamed as Bendel State, part of which in turn became Edo State.
Ogbemudia won the election and served for three months before the Muhammadu Buhari led coup truncated the Second Republic.
Among his legacies were the University of Benin, which he established at the beginning of the seventies and which honoured him with a doctorate degree.