Wilson Asinobi Ake

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Wilson Asinobi Ake
Senator for Rivers West
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 May 2007
Preceded by Ibiapuye Martyns-Yellowe
Personal details
Born (1955-09-21) 21 September 1955 (age 59)
Rivers State, Nigeria

Wilson Asinobi Ake (born 21 September 1955) was elected Senator for the Rivers West constituency of Rivers State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Ake earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Political career[edit]

He was Deputy Chairman of the old Ahoada Local Government Area (1990–1991), and Director of Rivers State Television (1992–1993). He was elected a member of the House of Representatives (1999–2003).[1]

After taking his seat in the Senate, he was appointed Chairman of the committee on Employment, Labour & Productivity, and a member of committees on Power, Navy, and Education.[1] In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay said he had sponsored bills on amending the National Directorate of Employment, Protecting Nigerian Sportsmen and Women and Prohibiting False Advertisement Claims on Employment, Admissions and Contract opportunities. He had sponsored a motion to create job opportunities and stop illegal migration, and had co-sponsored a motion for prosecution of those involved in the Halliburton saga.[2]

Wilson Ake was again the PDP candidate for Rivers West Senator in the 2011 elections. He won with 34,931 votes, far ahead of the runner-up from the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with 6,446 votes.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Ake is married and has three children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Wilson Asinobi Ake". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 7 June 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators...". ThisDay. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Nwaorgu Faustinus (11 Apr 2011). "April 2011 Polls: Princewill Commends Rivers's People and Prof. Jega". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 22 April 2011.