Former Presidential aspirant Joe Nwodo is dead

By The Nigerian Voice
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Joe Nwodo, a former gubernatorial candidate in Enugu State, is dead.

According to The Whistler, an online news platform, Nwodo died in London after a long battle with an undisclosed ailment.

The News has not been Independently verified as at the time of filing this report.

Nwodo, who was a political force in the Southeast Nigeria in the early 1990s, had ddropped out of limelight for years before his death.

He was a strong presidential aspirant on the platform of the National Republican Convention, NRC.

The late Nwodo was a brother of the 9th President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo.

He was among the governorship candidates disqualified by the military government of General Ibrahim Babangida as a result of the fierce contest between him and his gubernatorial rival. Following his disqualification, his younger brother, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, replaced him and was subsequently elected Governor of Enugu State in 1993.

His other brother is Nnia Nwodo, former minister of aviation under President Shehu Shagari, and minister of information under President Abdusalami Abubakar. Nwodo also served as the ninth president