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Ex-military Governor, Ndubuisi Kanu is dead, aged 77
A former Military Governor of Lagos and Imo States , Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu ( retd. ) , has died at the age of 77 .
Kanu ’ s associate and ally , Mrs Joe Okei-Odumakin , confirmed this to The PUNCH on Wednesday .
“ I can confirm that he has passed on . This is very sad news . A statement will be issued soon , ” she said.
The cause of his death could not be immediately confirmed .
Kanu , who was appointed into the Supreme Military Council headed by the late Head of State , Gen . Murtala Muhammed in 1975 , later became a human rights activist after leaving the military .
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 .