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PDP CHIEFTAIN AND  EX-MINISTER, OJO MADUEKE SLUMPS AND DIES! News Politics 

PDP CHIEFTAIN AND EX-MINISTER, OJO MADUEKE SLUMPS AND DIES!

Nigeria’s three-time
Minister of Culture and Tourism, Transportation, and also at another time, that
of the Foreign Affairs, Ojo Madueke, has died.
He died
yesterday in his residence in Abuja, shortly after returning from a US trip.
Born on May
6, 1945, he was age, 71, and the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), before his demise. 

Madueke became
famous during the stewardship of Obasanjo when he advocated the use of bicycles
by Nigerians as a mean of transportation to curb the scarcity of petrol.  
Following
the exit of Obasanjo from power, he served as Nigeria’s High Commissioner to
Canada during the Umar Yar‘adua presidency. He was an unwavering associate of
former President Obasanjo in the period between 1999 and 2007 and was pivotal
to the development of some of the most cardinal political and policy programmes
of that administration.
Maduekwe was
a central player in the politics of Abia State and represented the state at
several levels.

His death has
since been confirmed by his family and political party, the PDP.

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