Thursday, 16 March 2017

Service of Songs Holds For Late Ogbemudia in Benin

The service of songs for late Dr Samuel Ogbemudia, former Governor of the defunct Mid-West and Bendel, held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin on Thursday.

The event was attended by family members and dignitaries from within and outside the state.

Dignitaries present at the event included former Head of state, retired Gen Yakubu Gowon, Governor Obaseki of Edo, Chief Edwin Clark, Gen. Godwin Abbey, Chief Dan Orbi, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the 2016 Edo Governorship candidate of the PDP.

Others were Justin Okonobo, Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof. Faraday Oruwenmse, Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Odigie Oyegun, among others.

The burial service for late Ogbemudia will hold on Friday, March 17 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium by 10 am.

The late elder statesman died March 9, at a private hospital in Lagos aged 84.



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