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Valdon Dowiyogo

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Preceded by  Derog Gioura
Role  Political figure
Name  Valdon Dowiyogo

Religion  Christianity
Nationality  Nauruan
Parents  Bernard Dowiyogo
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Born  31 August 1968 (age 47)Nauru (1968-08-31)

Valdon Kape Dowiyogo (31 August 1968 – 8 December 2016) was a political figure and cabinet minister from the Pacific nation of the Republic of Nauru.


Family and political background

His father, Bernard Dowiyogo, served as President of Nauru on seven occasions between 1976 and 2003. His brother, Jesaulenko Dowiyogo, is also pursuing a political career.

Valdon Dowiyogo stood for the Parliament of Nauru for the constituency of Ubenide and was duly elected.

Speaker of the Parliament of Nauru

In 2005 he was appointed Speaker of the Parliament of Nauru. The occasion of his appointment was the death in office of the previous Speaker, Vassal Gadoengin.

Member of the Cabinet

In 2013 Dowiyogo was appointed by President Baron Waqa to be a member of his Cabinet. Dowiyogo held the portfolios of Health, Transport, Sports, and Fisheries.

Dowiyogo died on 8 December 2016 in Russia. He had been in declining health prior to his death.


Valdon Dowiyogo Wikipedia