Former Governor of the Mid-West State, Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia is dead.
He reportedly died on Thursday night in a private hospital.
Dr. Ogbemudia was born September 17 1932, and was aged 85.
He was Military Governor (1967–1975) of the Mid-West State, later renamed Bendel State.
After the return to democracy in 1999, he became a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Confirming the sad incident, eldest son of the deceased, Samuel Ogbemudia Jnr., described his late father as a great man, who would be greatly missed.
He said, “He was a wonderful man, unique and I think we learnt so much from him.
“I miss everything about him. I am going to miss him. Many people, his children, both biological and surrogate, are going to miss him.”