Ex-minister Ogbonnaya Onu dies at 72

Ex-minister Ogbonnaya Onu dies at 72

Ogbonnaya Onu, a former minister of science and technology in the Muhammadu Buhari administration, is dead.

Onu died at the age of 72.

The family confirmed the death in a statement by Uzoma Onu.

the late politician fell ill after the 2022 All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary and was abroad for treatment for six months.

He was one of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the ruling party before the 2023 general election.

The first civilian governor of Abia state reportedly died in an undisclosed hospital in Nigeria.

In 1999, Onu was elected as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Party (APP) which later became the All Nigerian Progressives Party (ANPP).

He stepped down for Olu Falae, who was the candidate of the APP and Alliance for Democracy (AD) when both parties merged.

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