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Bamidele, Son of Nigeria’s Ex-President Azikwe, Dies

Son Of Nigeria’s Former President Azikwe Nnamdi Dies

Chief Chukwu Bamidele, first son of Nigeria’s first President, late Nnamdi Azikiwe, has passed on at the age of 75.

The Nation quoted a family source as confirming the passing away of the younger Azikwe.

The source disclosed that Bamidele had been battling respiratory ailment for years, adding that the ex-president’s son spent his last moments at Borromeo Hospital in the commercial city of Onitsha.

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Before his death, he was addressed in Onitsha as the Owelle, replacing his late father in 1996.

Years back in an interview with Daily Sun, the Owelle of Onitsha said his father’s ideology had out-lived its usefulness.

He added:

“Every era carries with it peculiar problems and solution and what was necessary at that time might not be needed in our own era…

“My father was a pan-Africanist and a strong advocate of one and indivisible nation. I also preach it myself, but I advise Nigerians to play down on those things that divide us while emphasizing the things that unite us.”


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