Former Anambra Assembly Speaker Is Dead, Details Emerge

Former Anambra Assembly Speaker Is Dead, Details Emerge

  • The good people of Anambra state have been thrown into deep sorrow following the death of a former lawmaker
  • Anayo Nnebe, a former speaker of the state assembly, on Wednesday, was reported dead after battling with an undisclosed illness
  • The deceased was a former member of the PDP before he defected to the state's ruling party, APGA journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Anambra state, Awka - In what could be described as sad news, a former Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Anayo Nnebe, has died at the age of 61.

Anambra house of assembly, Anayo Nnebe, PDP, APGA
The former speaker, Anayo Nnebe, died after battling with an illness. Photo credit: Kanayo Gabriel
Source: Facebook

As reported by The Punch on Wednesday, January 24, a family source said the former Speaker died at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital on Tuesday night, January 23, after a brief illness.

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As of the time of filling this report, no official confirmation has been made yet.

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Who is Anayo Nnebe? understands that Nebe, popularly known as Ichele Awka, was born in 1963. He served as the Speaker of the Assembly from 2007 to 2011.

The former lawmaker was an indigene of Awka in the Awka South local government area of Anambra state.

In 2015, he was elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to represent Awka North and South Constituency but in April 2018, Nnebe announced his defection from the PDP to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the ruling party in Anambra.

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Ismail passed on on Monday evening, January 15, 2024. He was a member of Governor Yahaya Bello’s cabinet until last week when the outgoing governor dissolved the State Executive Council (SEC).

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Similarly, reported earlier that Madami Garba Madami, a member representing Chikun constituency in the Kaduna House of Assembly under the platform of the PDP, has died.

The PDP chieftain died in the wee hours of the day, on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at a hospital where he was receiving treatment.

The cause of the lawmaker's death was not disclosed.

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Gwadabe died on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at the age of 87 at a hospital in Kano.

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Family sources who confirmed the passing of Gwadabe said the former minister died after a protracted illness at the Kano hospital. A key member of the opposition party, Gwadabe was also a former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in Kano.


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