Born to Alvan and Grace Ikoku, Mazi Samuel Goomsu Ikoku was a trade unionist and politician. in 1946, As a student at University of Southampton, he supported Nigeria’s independence movement led by Nnamdi Azikiwe, writing articles printed by the West African Pilot.
He was popular for famously defeating his father, Alvan at the March 15, 1957 South Eastern House of Assembly elections.
Dr. Alvan Ikoku lost the election with 59 votes.
Alvan heavily frowned at it but later gave his son his full support to carry on and even provided funds for his re-election in 1961.
Alvan Ikoku is the man whose face is on the ₦10 note
They hailed from Arochukwu in Abia state.
Samuel Goomsu Ikoku died on 2nd April 1997 in Awka, Anambra State.
May he continue to rest in power 🙏