Ex-military Governor, Ndubuisi Kanu, is Dead
NEWSMAN – Former governor of Lagos and old Imo States, Rear Admiral Ndubisi Kanu (rtd), is dead. He died on January 13, 2021, at the age 78.
He died at a private hospital in Lagos of undisclosed illness.
A naval officer, Kanu was a chieftain of NADECO, a pro-democracy group that fought late General Sani Abacha for the revalidation of the annulled June 1993 Presidential election won by late Chief Moshood Abiola.
He was among eminent Nigerians, who signed an ultimatum calling on the Abacha junta to revalidate Abiola’s mandate and hand over power the late politican and business mogul.
During his military career, kanu was appointed by late General Murtala Mohammed in 1975 into the Supreme Military Council (SMC), the highest decision making organ of the then military government.
He also served as military governor of old Imo State and later as military governor of Lagos State, THISDAY reported.
He joined the pro-democracy movement, NADECO, and played a leading role in the agitation for the actualisation of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.