Professor dies after brief illness 6 days after emergence as governorship candidate

Professor dies after brief illness 6 days after emergence as governorship candidate


•Late Prof. David Bamgbose


The Ogun Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Prof. David Bamgbose, is dead.

Bamgbose, a Professor of Education, succumbed on Friday night at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Abeokuta, while receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

His death has been confirmed by his personal assistant, Mr Oduntan Olayemi.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Bamgbose was unveiled in Abeokuta last Saturday as the PRP’s governorship candidate by the, Mr Samson Ogunsanya, the party chair.

He was a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before he stepped down for Mr Ladi Adebutu who later emerged the party’s candidate.

Olayemi explained that Bamgbose, who had on Thursday complained of tiredness, was taken to a private hospital from where he was referred to the Federal Medical Central (FMC), Abeokuta.

“He complained of tiredness yesterday (Thursday) and we decided to take him to a hospital around Olomoore where we were referred to the FMC for further checks.

“We opted for the hospital at Lantoro area because of the urgency of the case and he was admitted at the Emergency Ward where he was administered oxygen till today (Friday).

“I got back to the hospital this morning and I met him breathing too fast and heavy.

“It was at where I went to get him some prescribed medication when I got a call that he had passed on,” Olayemi said.

Bamgbose left behind his wife and six children. (NAN)


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