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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Ohaneze Ex Deputy Chair, Senator, Offia Nwali Dies At 74


The Deputy National Chairman of Ohaneze Ndigbo, and former senator, Offia Nwali, has passed away. Mr. Nwali died at 74, reports PREMIUM TIMES

He was allegedly found dead inside a pond located in his Ameka Community in Ezza South Local Government area of Ebonyi state on Saturday.

 Mr. Nwali was the first black man to obtain PhD in computer and analytical studies from Harvard University, United States of America.

The late Inspector General of police, MD Yusuf, facilitated his return to Nigeria in 1972 shortly before he was appointed chairman of school board by the then East Central state.

Mr. Nwali, a founding father of Ebonyi State, represented Abakaliki Senatorial District at the National Assembly between 1979 and 1983.

He was the first person to submit a written request for the creation of Ebonyi State on 10th October 1979 to the National Assembly, Tafawa Balewa square Lagos.

The two-time governorship aspirant was appointed Deputy National Chairman of Ohaneze Ndigbo by the Ralph Obiora-led faction.

In his condolence visit to the family yesterday, the state governor, Dave Umahi, described the death of the septuagenarian as unfortunate and urged the brief family to bear the irreparable loss.



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