Chukwuma Bamidele Azikiwe, the first son of Nigeria’s first President, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, is dead.
A family source who pleaded not to be named said he passed on at Bromeo Hospital on Sunday at the age of 75, exactly 19 years after his father’s death.
It was gathered that he had been battling protracted respiratory related ailment for some years now.
Chukwuma until his death was the Owelle of Onitsha, a traditional position he inherited from his father in 1996.
Chukwuma had once contested unsuccessfully the governorship seat of the old Anambra State at the end of his diplomatic career.
Details about his funeral arrangements would be announced later according to Onitsha customs and tradition.
As Owelle, he was sixth in traditional title ranking in Onitsha.