Godwin Daboh Is Dead


Benue State born politician and stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Godwin Ad’zuana Daboh is dead.

The controversial politician died at the Garki Hospital, Abuja today of an undisclosed ailment.

Dr. Godwin Adzuana Daboh, 70, made his first foray into politics in 1957 when he became a member of the United Middle Belt Congress (UMBC) and later a chieftain of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN). He said his greatest achievement in politics was being part of those who contributed to the emergence of President Goodluck Jonathan in the April 16 presidential election.

After General Gowon took charge in August 1966, Tarka was appointed Federal Commissioner of Transport and then of Communications, resigning in 1974 after allegations of corruption from a fellow-Tiv named Godwin Daboh were published. Paul Unongo and Benue-Plateau State Governor allegedly instigated Daboh’s action

After Tarka, who allegedly embezzled funds, resigned, the man who was his supposed accomplice in the affair, Godwin Daboh, allegedly then betrayed him. He caused a cartoon to be published with the caption-“If you Tarka me, I will Daboh You” and it became a nationwide political joke.

Daboh was Deputy Coordinator, Concerned PDP Elders for Jonathan/Sambo, National Chairman Concerned Nigerians for IBB, National Chairman Benue State Elders Forum and former National Treasurer, PDP.


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