– Nigeria, especially nationals from the southeastern region, have been greeted with the sad news of the death of Chief Sylvester Debe Ojukwu, the first son of the Biafran warlord
– Debe was said to have died on Friday, November 2, in Lagos
– He passed on after a brief stay in a hospital yet undisclosed
Chief Sylvester Debe Ojukwu, the first son of the Biafran warlord, late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, has been reported dead, The Nigerian Tribune reports.
Debe died at age 62 in Lagos state in the night of Friday, November 2, after a short stay in hospital.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Bianca, Ojukwu’s wife and stepmother to Debe, said that she could not confirm the death of the son of the late Igbo leader.
Bianca said it was not her duty to make announcements in the Ojukwu family. According to her, Nnewi, their home town, is guided by traditions and customs
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She said: “According to our tradition, it is not my role to make such announcements. We have elders in the family, who have such duties and functions. It’s not part of my duties.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Bianca’s hope to represent the people of Anambra South senatorial district was dashed on Thursday, October 4, as Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu from Nnewi South local government area clinched the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) ticket for the zone.
Legit.ng gathered that in the APGA primary held in the state, Bianca was floored along with another aspirant, Anselem Enyimba. Bianca was a former Nigerian ambassador to Spain.
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