The former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Secretary Board of Trustee (BoT) died in Abuja on Wednesday evening after he collapsed at theay from the United States (US).
Madueke had also served as Nigeria’s Minister of Transport, Culture under former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He worked as the deputy director of PDP presidential campaign 2011 Goodluck/Sambo ticket. He was nominated for the position of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), but was subsequently dropped following criticism by eastern people.
Previously, Maduekwe had been appointed Culture and Tourism minister by President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999. He was appointed Minister of Transport in 2001.
In this position, he advocated greater use of bicycles, although critics said that the roads were unsafe for cyclists and Maduekwe himself was pushed into a ditch by a bus while he was cycling to work. [myad]