Imo Labour Party Governorship Aspirant Humphrey Anumudu Found Dead in Lagos

Imo Labour Party Governorship Aspirant Humphrey Anumudu Found Dead in Lagos

  • A governorship aspirant of the Labour Party (LP) in Imo state, Chief Humphrey Anumudu, has died in Lagos
  • Chief Anumudu, according to an unnamed close friend, died in the early hours of Friday, March 24, in Lagos
  • The late politician was reported to have paid N25 million Naira for the Labour Party’s governorship form

Lagos - Chief Humphrey Anumudu, a Labour Party (LP) aspirant in the upcoming governorship primaries in Imo state, has been found dead in his house.

According to Nigerian Tribune, Anumudu died in his house in Lagos after returning from an LP meeting at the party national headquarters in Abuja on Friday, March 24.

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Supporters of the Labour Party attend a global march for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi, in Abuja, Nigeria on February 18. Photo credit: KOLA SULAIMON/AFP
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Family sources attributed the LP chieftain's death to a “spiritual attack.” A close friend of the deceased cited by Nigerian Tribune said that he died around 5:30 pm on Friday.

The late politician had already paid the sum of 25 million Naira for Labour Party’s Governorship form for the November 11th 2023 guber contest.

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Who is Humphrey Anumudu? gathers that Humphrey Anumudu was a wealthy businessman c*um politician who had been contesting for the governorship seat of Imo state since 1998.

Anumudu was said to have won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary in the state in 1998 but the ticket was eventually ceded to Achike Udenwa who went on to rule the state between 1999 and 2007.

Since then, the deceased had been contesting for the gubernatorial seat of the state. He had also contested on the platforms of the Zenith Labour Party and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

He was a respected legal luminary and the Chief Executive Officer of Globe Motors.

"I’ll use Peter Obi’s governance model in Abia," says Alex Otti

In another report, the Abia state governor-elect, Alex Otti, said he will use the governance model employed by the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi when he held office as governor of Anambra between 2006 and 2014.

Otti, a former bank chief, made the comment on Thursday, March 23, during a live interview on Channels Television.

“My presidential candidate did very well in Anambra state because he reined in the cost of governance. And it’s the same kind of model that we are going to run in Abia. There are only so many jobs you can create in the public sector," he said.


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