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Former President Obasanjo Loses Ex-Aide

 

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo‘s ex-Special Adviser on Women Affairs, Mrs Titilayo Ajanaku, has died.

Ajanaku, who is one of the founding members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reportedly died after a battle with a terminal illness for years.

The former PDP chieftain reportedly died in the early hours of Thursday at the age of 73.

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Naija News reports that Ajanaku was the chairman of old Abeokuta Local Government in Ogun State and also the first woman to be elected as a local government chairman in Nigeria.

A trained nurse, administrator and women leader, Ajanaku was born on January 25, 1946, at Ago-Odo Quarters in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

She attended Nawair-Ud-Deen Secondary School, Abeokuta and trained in Nursing at Stobhill General Hospital, Nether-Edge City General Hospital, Sheffield, the United Kingdom between 1964 and 1965.

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Ajanaku was a member of the National Association of Nurses and Midwives of Nigeria.

She was in the vanguard of G-34 which metamorphosed into the PDP in 1998.

Ajanaku was also one of the top politicians arrested and arraigned in 1995 over phantom coup before the Patrick Aziza-led military panel.

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In 2015, Ajanaku dumped the PDP and joined the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM).