Ude Oko Chukwu

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Ude Oko Chukwu
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Deputy Governor of Abia State
Assumed office
28 May 2015
GovernorOkezie Ikpeazu
Personal details
Born
Ude Oko Chukwu

(1962-01-01) January 1, 1962 (age 59)
Nkporo, Abia State, Nigeria
Political partyPDP
Spouse(s)Nnenna Vivien Ude Oko Chukwu
Alma materUniversity of Lagos
OccupationAccountant

Rt. Hon. Sir, Ude Oko Chukwu (FCA) (FCA) (born January 1, 1962) is a Nigerian accountant and politician who currently serves as the Deputy Governor of Abia State after he was elected into office in 2015 under the platform of the People's Democratic Party.[1] Prior to his swearing-in as Deputy Governor, he had served as the Speaker of the 5th Abia State House of Assembly.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Ude was born on 1 January 1962 into a Catholic family in Etitiama Nkporo, a town in the Ohafia local government area of Abia State. He completed his basic education at Ndi Elu Primary School, Nkporo and his secondary education at Nkporo Secondary School, Nkporo in 1970 and 1982 respectively.[3]

Career[edit]

Accounting[edit]

Ude served as an accountant for SMACS Computers and General Manager, CONTECH Ventures Ltd. between 1988 and 1996 before he went on to establish Chukwu Ude Oko Chukwu and Co. (Chartered Accountants) in 2001. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA).[4]

Politics[edit]

He became politically active in 2001 and in 2003 won a seat in the Abia State House of Assembly, representing Ohafia North Constituency. He was also appointed Speaker of the 5th Abia State House of Assembly by Theodore Orji in 2011, a position he held until his election as Deputy Governor of Abia State.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ukandu, Stephen (29 April 2015). "INEC gives certificate of return to Ikpeazu, deputy". The Punch. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  2. ^ Anayo Okoli (3 January 2015). "Ikpeazu picks Okochukwu of Abia House as running mate". Vanguard. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  3. ^ Onwukwe, Ngozi (9 April 2015). "Biography of Abia State Deputy Governor; Sir Ude Oko Chukwu (FCA)". AbiaCity. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  4. ^ "PROFILE OF RT. HON. SIR UDE OKO CHUKWU (FCA)". Abia State Government. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Abians will Appreciate Ochendo better after he has left office – Rt. HON. UDE OKO CHUKWU". Abia Chronicles. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2015.