#RIP: Azikiwe’s First Son, Chukwuma Dies At 75

#RIP: Azikiwe’s First Son, Chukwuma Dies At 75

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First son of the late Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nigeria’s first President – Chukwuma Bamidele Azikiwe – has reportedly passed on, Punch reports.

According to a family source who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Chukwuma died on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the Bromeo Hospital at the age of 75, after struggling with a protracted respiratoty related ailment for a number of years.Chukwuma, who had unsuccessfully contested to be governor of the old Anambra State at the end of his diplomatic career held the traditional position of Owelle Onitsha, a title which ranked him 6th in the traditional hierarchy in Onitsha, Anambra State.

Details about his funeral arrangements would be announced later according to Onitsha customs and tradition.


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