Ex-Minister of Petroleum, Alabo Graham-Douglas dies

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A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Chief Tonye Alabo Graham-Douglas, has been reported dead at a hospital in Abuja.

Several family members and friends shared their reactions to the Late Graham-Douglas’s sudden demise in their Facebook messages;

Graham-Douglas became Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Culture in 1986 in the Rivers State government.

In 1989, the military government of Ibrahim Babangida appointed him Federal Minister for Social Development, Youths and Sports, and he later became minister of Petroleum Affairs.

In 1992, Graham-Douglas became chairman of the Southern Minorities Movement, one group that eventually merged into the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He was a candidate in the PDP primaries for the presidential nomination in 1998, losing to Olusegun Obasanjo, who became president.

 

COV/E/Suzan O.

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