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|Governor of Enugu State|
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2007
|Preceded by||Navy Captain Adewunmi Agbaje|
|Succeeded by||Sullivan Chime|
|Senator for Enugu East|
29 May 2007 – 29 May 2011
|Preceded by||Ken Nnamani|
|Succeeded by||Gilbert Nnaji|
May 30, 1960 |
Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Chimaroke Nnamani (born May 1960) is a Nigerian politician from Enugu State. He was Governor of Enugu State from 1999 to 2007 and a People's Democratic Party (PDP) Senator for Enugu East from 2007 to 2011.
Nnamani, though born in Port Harcourt, hails from Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State. He attended the Methodist Primary School, Agbani Road, Enugu, and the College of the Immaculate Conception (CIC), also in Enugu. He is a graduate of the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria (Enugu Campus) (1977-1983). He had his post-graduate training in the State University of New York (1987-1991) and the Inter-faith Medical Center/Down State Medical Center, Brooklyn New York (Obstetrics and Gynecology). His Postgraduate Training and Research was at the Perinatal Biology Center, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Southern California; (b) Molecular Biology and Tissue Cytology Laboratory, Jerry “L” Pettis Veterans Administration Hospital, Loma Linda, California; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Perinatal Biology, College of Medicine, Loma Linda University (with specialization in Maternal Fetal Medicine); and College of Medicine, University of South Florida.
Dr. Nnamani was elected Governor of Enugu State of Nigeria and re-elected for a second term in 2003. His successful eight years tenure witnessed many groundbreaking projects and accomplishments including the ultra-modern permanent site of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital and College of Medicine at Parklane, Enugu, the strategic Ebeano Tunnel, dualization of Rangers Avenue, Chime Avenue, the Nza Street-Chime Avenue Link Road, the International Conference Centre, the magnificent Enugu State Building in Abuja, amongst others too numerous to list.
He was elected to a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing the Enugu East Senatorial District and served from 2007 to 2011 when he re-contested for the seat in the April 2011 election but lost in questionable circumstances. He vied for the same seat again in the 2015 elections and was widely projected to win when the electoral commission surprisingly declared his major opponent as the winner, provoking spontaneous mass protests that paralyzed the capital city of Enugu for many days.
- Blankson, Isaac A.; Murphy, Patrick D. (2008-06-01). Negotiating Democracy: Media Transformations in Emerging Democracies. SUNY Press. pp. 140–. ISBN 9780791472347. Retrieved 10 August 2012.