JUST IN: Ogbonnaya Onu Dies At 71




Former governor of Abia state, Ogbonnaya Onu is dead.

Family sources informed newsmen that Onu died at a hospital in Abuja this morning.

The American trained scientist, teacher and politician was 71 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.

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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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