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[BREAKING] Delta Governorship Aspirant, Kenneth Okpara is dead

A former Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning in Delta State, Olorogun Kenneth Okpara, who recently joined the 2023 governorship race is dead.

Confirming the incident was the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu on his Facebook page stating that “one of the Governorship aspirants for the 2023 Governorship in Delta State is dead.”

Chief Okpara was born into the great Okpara Dynasty of Eku, on February 8, 1961 in Eku Community, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

He had his Primary Education at C.M.S ,in Eke and attended Saint Peter’s Claver Oesophageal. Okpe Local Government Area as well and later proceeded to the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, where he bagged B Sc Accounting in 1987.

He went abroad in his quest for further education and did his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in the prestigious Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom ( U.K). He is a product of Harvard University, JFK, School of Government Executive Education (Cutting Edge of Development Thinking Program) in May 2013, to cut his academic progression short for now.

He has worked as a co-Task Team Leader / Manager for Public Financial Management Projects funded by the World Bank here in Nigeria as well.

He was appointed the Honourable Commissioner for Economic Planning in September 2011-July 2013 by Dr. Ewetan Uduaghan, former governor of Delta State.

He proved himself a financial guru whose tenure led to the boosting of the economic base of Delta State and later appointed as the Honourable Commissioner for Finance by the same former governor, Uduaghan, in July 2013 – May 2015.

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