A Former Nigerian minister of Petroleum, Alabo Graham-Douglas is dead.

POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that Nigerian Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture died on Monday in a hospital in Abuja.

He became Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Culture in 1986 in the Rivers State government and was appointed Nigerian Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture in 1989 and then Minister of Aviation in General Ibrahim Babangida’s cabinet.

In 1992, Graham-Douglas became chairman of the Southern Minorities Movement, one of the groups 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 went on to become president.

He was aged 82.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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