Michael Ogio

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His Excellency
Sir Michael Ogio
GCMG CBE
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9th Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
In office
20 December 2010 – 18 February 2017
Acting: 20 December 2010 – 25 February 2011
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Michael Somare
Sam Abal (Acting)
Peter O'Neill
Preceded by Jeffrey Nape (Acting)
Succeeded by Theo Zurenuoc (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1942-07-07)7 July 1942
Died 18 February 2017(2017-02-18) (aged 74)
Port Moresby
Political party People's Democratic Movement

Sir Michael Ogio GCMG CBE (7 July 1942 – 18 February 2017) was a Papua New Guinean politician. He served as the ninth Governor-General of Papua New Guinea. He was leader of the People's Democratic Movement party.

He became acting governor-general on 20 December 2010 when Jeffrey Nape resigned after one week without explanation. He was elected as Governor-General in his own right on 14 January 2011 when he defeated Pato Kakeraya 65-23.[1] He was sworn in on 25 February 2011.[2]

On 26 April 2011, Queen Elizabeth II conferred the honour of knighthood and invested him as Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George on his appointment as Governor-General of Papua New Guinea at Windsor Castle.[3]

Ogio died on 18 February 2017 in Port Moresby, at the age 74.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rulers.org - January 2011
  2. ^ "PNG's new governor general sworn in". Archived from the original on March 13, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-25. , The Herald Sun, Melbourne, 25 February 2011
  3. ^ Honours and Awards, The Gazette, London, 6 May 2011
  4. ^ "PNG's Governor General Sir Michael Ogio Dies". Papua New Guinea Today. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Jeffrey Nape
Acting
Governor General of Papua New Guinea
2010–17
Acting: 2010–2011
Succeeded by
Bob Dadae
Political offices
Preceded by
Mao Zeming
Deputy Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
2000–2002
Succeeded by
Allan Marat