Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia, the former military governor of defunct Bendel state has died at the age of 85.
According to a family source, the legendary soldier, politician and sports promoter who hails from Edo state passed away on Thursday in Benin City, the capital of Edo State.
He has been down with an undisclosed ailment for some few years now.
Dr. Ogbemudia was born on September 17, 1932. He was a Nigerian former army officer and politician. He was Military Governor (1967–1975) of the Mid-West State, later renamed Bendel State. After the return to democracy in 1999, he became a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).