His death was announced by his family in a statement on Monday.
“Our father was a Lion, a warrior, a brave soldier who served the Nation Nigeria as a Two Time Military Administrator and Governor of Osun State and Abia State Nigeria.
“Anthony Uzoma Obi was a loving husband first and a devoted father who instilled love, discipline, and humility in all he did on his time on earth.
“He shared with us a love deeply portrayed all through his life, and he, most importantly was the bravest man we ever knew.
“We ask that in this time of our grief, that prayers and goodwill are directed towards our family in this trying moment.
“Adieu Colonel A. U. Obi, your whole family will forever keep your memory alive, through the mercy of God”.