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Ex-Delta Governor Felix Ibru Dies at 80

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First civilian governor of Delta State in the South-South, Chief Felix Ibru,passed on after a brief illness at about 1:pm in Lagos on Saturday, a family source said.

The 80-year-old indigene of Agbarho in Ughelli North Local Government was former President of foremost Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU).

He was a prominent politician and businessman.

Felix, one of the four of the famous Ibru brothers, was born on 7 December 1935 at Agbarha-Otor in the Ughelli North local government area of Delta State to Chief Peter Epete Ibru.

He started his political career in 1983 when he contested for a Senate seat and in 1991 he was elected as the first executive Governor of then new Delta State.

He is survived by 6 children and many nor grand children.

 

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