Former Enugu Senator and APC Governorship Candidate, Ayogu Eze, Passes Away at 66

Former Senator Ayogu Eze, who represented the Enugu North Senatorial District and contested as the governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 Enugu gubernatorial election, has reportedly passed away at the age of 66.

Eze, born in 1958, was said to have succumbed to a protracted illness at a hospital in Abuja.

While Senator Eze began his political journey as a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he later switched allegiance to the APC and emerged as one of the party’s prominent figures in Enugu State until his demise.

Despite the widespread reports of his death, neither his family nor the APC has issued an official statement confirming his passing.

Before his election to the Senate in 2007, Eze held prominent positions in the Chimaroke Nnamani-led Enugu State government.

He served as the Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism and later as a Special Adviser to Governor Nnamani on Public Affairs.

His tenure in the Senate was marked by his appointment as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Information and Media, positioning him as the official spokesperson for the Senate.

During his eight-year tenure as a federal lawmaker, Senator Eze also played a crucial role in the Constitution Drafting and Amendment Committee, contributing to significant changes in Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution.

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