-Edo to Mourn Ogbemudia for 7 days
-Governor Obaseki Describes Ogbemudia as a fine military officer
The Godwin Obaseki led government of Edo State has declared a seven-day mourning in honour of the former governor of Bendel State Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia who died in the early hours of Friday at 85. The mourning period commences from the day of his demise.
While making this declaration, Governor Obaseki described the late octogenarian soldier turned politician as a fine military officer who liberated the Mid-West region during the Civil War.
“Under Dr. Ogbemudia, Bendel became a leading state in education, sports and industry. As two-time governor of Bendel, comprising present-day Edo and Delta states, he will be fondly remembered for the strong foundation he laid for the infrastructural, social and economic development of both states.” Obaseki noted.
In Obaseki’s words “As we mourn our great leader and father, we take solace in the legacies he bequeathed Edo State and indeed Nigeria. As a mark of honour, I hereby declare 7 days of mourning commencing from today. May the soul of General (Dr.) Samuel Ogbemudia rest in peace.”