Enugu 2023 Guber Race: Profile of Likely Candidates-1
Enugu 2023 Guber Race: Profile of Likely Candidates-1
As the race to the Lion Building of Enugu State come 2023 commences, The Pacesetter Frontier Magazine X-rays the profile of likely contenders from Enugu East Senatorial Zone, as already published in the 2021 Democracy edition of the Magazine.
Mr. Peter Mbah (Esq)
Mr. Peter Mbah was born on 17th March, 1972 and hails from Owo in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State. He started his primary education in 1978 at Army Children School, Bori Camp, Port Harcourt where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1984 and later, Senior Secondary Certificate Education (SSCE). Peter Mbah obtained a Certificate in German Foreign Language from the VolkHoch Schule, Recklinghausen, Germany in 1992. He attended the University of East London, United Kingdom and graduated as a Lawyer (LLB Honors) with a Second-Class Upper Division. While at the School, Mbah was an outstanding President of the Student Law Society (1998-1999). In the year 2000, he was Litigation Assistant at CHASE CHRISTOPHER ROBERTS SOLICITORS, LONDON.
Mr. Mbah became the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Enugu State in 2003. He was later appointed Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development of the Enugu State Government. Mbah later obtained a Masters (LLM) in Maritime and Commercial Law from the Lagos State University in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Certified Institute of Public Administration and Management (CIPM), a Member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island, Lagos and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
Mr. Peter Mbah is the Chairman/CEO of Pinnacle Oil & Gas Limited and several other successful companies. He is a Federal Government Licensed Shipping and Clearing Agent, and also the founder of FOCUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL in 1996.
Captain Evarest Edeh Nnaji (Odengene)
Captain Evarest Edeh Nnaji (Odengene) was born on 16th August, 1962 into the family of Chief Silas Edeh Nnaji and Chief Mrs Janet Wowo-Ogo Nnaji, of the Odengene larger family clan, Isienu Amagunze, Nkanu-East Local Government Area, Enugu State.
He attended Isienu Community Primary School, Amagunze, Nkanu-East LGA, Enugu State (1972-1978), and later Madonna High School, Etiti, Imo State (1978-1982). Captain Evarest attended the prestigious University of Lagos (UNILAG) (1998-2002) where he obtained a degree in Political Science.
He acquired Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) USA, Aircraft Pilot License and Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Aircraft Pilot License. Odengene attended Helicopter Services International, Spring Texas – USA (1994-1996), and also United Flight Services, Spring Texas – USA (1998-1999). He also attended Salaika Aviation, Danbury Texas – USA from 2001 to 2005. He obtained Nigeria Air Law (NCAA) Licensed to fly in the United States of America and Nigeria. He is specially trained as a Vertical Reference and Long Line Helicopter Pilot.
Captain Evarest Nnaji is the Managing Director/CEO of many companies such as Odengene Air Shuttle Services Limited (OAS Helicopters) Nigeria, Odengene Air Shuttle, Inc. (USA), Odengene Group of Companies Ltd, Electrostatic Laser World and OAS Offshore Logistics Ltd
Captain Evarest is an accomplished Businessman, Aviator and Politician. He is the founder of Odengene Foundation, which has over the years granted and maintained scholarship for innumerable indigent students, up to the University level. The Foundation also undertakes legal services for Awaiting Trials inmates in prisons for minor offenses.
Hon. Barr. Chijioke Jonathan Edeoga
Hon. Barr. Chijioke Jonathan Edeoga was born on October 2nd, 1964 into the family of Late Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Jemimah Edeoga of Omulor Mgbuji, Eha – Amufu in Isi-Uzo LGA, Enugu State. Chijioke Edeoga holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007. He also holds Masters of Law from the prestigious University of London also in the United Kingdom.
His Political career began in 1992 following his appointment as the Press Secretary by the then Executive Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo. He was also elected as the Chairman of Isi–Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State. He ran for the House of Representatives and was elected. While in the green chamber, he was the Chairman, House Committee on Information. Edeoga was also an Adviser on Legislative matters to the then Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, His Excellency, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu. From 2011–2015, he was appointed as the Special Assistant to Former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on National Assembly Matters. He has served as the Honorable Commissioner for Local Government Matters in Enugu State (2015 -2019). In 2019, Governor Uguwanyi re-appointed him as the Honorable Commissioner for Environment, a position he holds till date.
He is the Chairman and Publisher of Enugu LGA News magazine. As a reputable Journalist, he has piled his trade in various Newspaper houses, including Daily Star, the Outlook, the Champion and the Post Express. The Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) awarded him for excellence in Feature Writing
A believer in human empowerment, Chijioke Edeoga is a devout Christian, A Knight in the Church and a respected family man.
Sir Christian Chinyeaka Ohaa
Born on February 4, 1962, to the Family of Late Chief Edward Ohaa Nwannaji Nwagu of Amangwu Autonomous Community of Obuoffia Awkunanaw, in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State. He began his career as a Bursar in the Enugu State Education Commission, later appointed Company Accountant of Vanguard Industries, Ltd, Enugu.
In 1999, he was appointed the Accountant General of Enugu State and in 2006, the Commissioner for Agriculture by His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Chimaroke Nnamani.
In 2007, he transferred his services to the Federal Civil Service, where he retired as a Permanent Secretary in January 2021 after serving in different Federal Ministries. His academic qualifications include GCE-1979, WASC-1980, Higher National Diploma in Finance-1985, PGD, Accountancy & Finance-1990, MBA, Banking & Finance-1992.
To be continued….
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