Ayogu Eze

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Ayogu Eze
Senator for Enugu North
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 May 2007
Preceded by Fidelis Okoro
Personal details
Born (1958-11-23) 23 November 1958 (age 55)
Enugu State, Nigeria

Ayogu Eze (born 23 November 1958) was elected Senator for the Enugu North constituency of Enugu State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).[1]

Eze obtained a Master's Degree in Public Administration and started work as a journalist. He became an Enugu State Commissioner, Special Adviser to the Governor, and Special Assistant to the Governor. After being elected to the Senate he was appointed to committees on Police Affairs, National Planning, Information and Media and Federal Character & Inter-Government Affairs.[1]

In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay said that he effectively manned the information machinery of the Senate, and he was articulate in debates in plenary motions, particularly on the collapse of the road infrastructure.[2] He has been described as one of the most powerful of the senators.[3]

Ayogu Eze competed successfully to be reelected Senator for Enugu North on the PDP platform in the April 2011 elections. He polled 86,220 votes, beating Mike Ajogwu of the Labour Party who won 27,139 votes.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sen. Ayogu Eze". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2010-06-06. [dead link]
  2. ^ "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators...". ThisDay. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  3. ^ Geoffrey Ekenna (27 December 2008). "The Senate Mafia: Ekweremadu, Folarin, Ayogu Eze are the superstars". Nigerian Compass. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  4. ^ "Opposition parties make big gains in NASS election". Daily Independent. Apr 10, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-21.