Chief Debe Odumegwu Ojukwu, the eldest son of former Biafran leader, Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu is dead.
His death was confirmed by the Director General of the Nigerian Intervention Movement (NIM), also known as ‘Third Force Movement’, Wale Okunniyi, who said he collapsed and died on Saturday. He was aged 60.
“The third force movement of Nigeria today, have been thrown into mourning by the sudden demise of our South east Leader, Chief Debe Odumegwu Ojukwu, Son of Dim Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, late leader of Biafra, who reportedly passed yesterday after a brief illness
“Debe Ojukwu was until his sudden departure yesterday the Leader of the Nigeria Intervention Movement, NIM in the south eastern region of Nigeria and one of the greatest financial contributors to the third force agenda in Nigeria, always insisting that all leaders and members of the 2019 Movement, which recently gave birth to a mega revolutionary Party, the Peoples Trust, PT, must make financial contributions to the movement at every meeting to take collective ownership and prevent money bags from hijacking the movement
“Leaders of the third force, in the meantime, are scheduled to meet with members of the Ojukwu family for a befitting burial of the remains of their south east Leader,” the statement read.