Annie Okonkwo

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Clement Annie Okonkwo
Senator for Anambra Central
In office
29 May 2007 – May 2011
Preceded by Emmanuel Anosike
Succeeded by Chris Ngige
Personal details
Born (1960-05-23) 23 May 1960 (age 54)
Ojoto, Anambra State, Nigeria

Clement Annie Okonkwo (born 23 May 1960) was elected Senator for the Anambra Central constituency of Anambra State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).[1]

Okonkwo was born on 23 May 1960 in Ojoto, near Onitsha in Anambra State.[2] He obtained an Advanced Diploma in Management, Harvard University, USA (1997-1998), Advanced Diploma in Commercial Law and Practice, University of Lagos (1995-1997) and Advanced Diploma in Marketing, University of Lagos (1994 - 1995).[1] Entering business, he built a conglomerate employing over 7,000 people that includes firms such as Reliance Telecomm, Clemco Industries, Modern Communications (satellite TV Network), MacClemm Marketing Communications, Sunflower Nigeria and Pentagon Oil.[2]

After taking his seat in the Senate, he was appointed to committees on Upstream Petroleum Resources, Police Affairs, Environment (vice-chairman) and Agriculture.[1] In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay noted that he had sponsored a bill for the Federal Government to make essential commodities accessible and affordable to Nigerians, and a bill to establish the Nigerians Citizens in Diaspora Commission.[3] He was a contender in the February 2010 elections for Anambra State Governor.[4] However, he lost to the incumbent, Peter Obi, who was reelected.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Annie Okonkwo". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2010-06-15. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "About Annie". Annie Okonkwo. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  3. ^ "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators...". ThisDay. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  4. ^ Charles Onyekamuo (30 August 2009). "Okonkwo Vs Obi - A Paradoxical Challenge". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  5. ^ "Obi Re-elected Anambra State Governor...(UPDATED)". ThisDay. 2 July 2010. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-07.