Hon. Kelechi Nwogu
|Member of the Rivers State Assembly|
for Omuma State Constituency
1 June 2011 – till date
|Preceded by||Emmanuel Okatta|
|Born||December 3, 1981|
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
|Political party||People’s Democratic Party (PDP)|
|Alma mater||University of Port Harcourt|
Kelechi Nwogu is a Nigerian politician, a state legislator and member of the 7th, 8th and 9th Rivers State House of Assembly, representing Omuma State Constituency. Kelechi is a member of the People’s Democratic Party.
Kelechi Godspower Nwogu was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Kelechi worked with Negris Nigeria Limited before venturing into private businesses.
Kelechi Nwogu was first elected into the Rivers State House of Assembly in 2011 to represent Omuma state constituency. He succeeded Hon. Emmanuel Okatta. He was re-elected in 2015 and 2019. He had aspired for the 2019 Peoples Democratic Party's House of Representatives ticket for the Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency in 2019, but later withdrew for the eventual winner Chief Ephraim Nwuzi. In the assembly, Kelechi at various times chaired the house committees on sports (2011) and local government and chieftaincy affairs (2015 and 2019).
Early political life
Kelechi started his foray into politics when he was first appointed an aide by Monday Onyezonwu, former Caretaker committee chairman of Omuma local government area of rivers state. He was later appointed personal assistant to then assembly member, Emmanuel Okatta.
Bills and Motions Sponsored
Kelechi sponsored and co-sponsored many bills and moved motions as a member of the state house of assembly.These include a motion on the disengagement of rivers state indigenes from Abia State civil service, a bill seeking to regulate the Operations of Hotel Business in Rivers State.
Kelechi Nwogu was one of the five legislators who were against the then incumbent governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi. Kelechi announced the impeachment of the then Speaker of the house of assembly, Rt. Hon. Otelemaba Amachree. Kelechi controversially led the people of Omuma to Protest against the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Kelechi is married to Onyeka Kelechi-Nwogu and they have three children.
Awards and recognitions
Kelechi has won several awards, including an award of excellence and philanthropy in football development in Rivers State by the Rivers State Football Coaches Association.
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