Pharaoh Okadigbo, ex-Senate President’s Son Dies, Buhari Grieves


Pharaoh Okadigbo, the first son of former President of the Senate, late Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, has died in a road crash.

Pharaoh died early Sunday as his white camry car ran under a heavy duty vehicle near Gwarinpa estate in Abuja.

The tragedy struck the family three years after Obiajulu Okadigbo, one of Okadigbo’s sons, had died in the United States of America from an ailment. Obiajulu died at 30.

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The remains of Pharaoh said to be in his 40s has been deposited at the morgue in Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari, whose running mate in the 2003 presidential election was Dr Chuba Okadigbo, has condoled with the Okadigbo family over the death of their son.

The president’s condolence message was contained in a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Sunday.

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Buhari said, “It is very sad to lose such a promising young man, with so much potentials and passion for youth involvement in the socio-political development of Nigeria.”

He added: “The nation will miss a firm believer in the necessity for people to work in collaboration with governments at all levels to achieve the better society we all wish for.”

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