Tuesday, 28 June 2016


Profile of Uche Ogah who could replace Okezie Ikpeazu as Abia state Governor

Who is Uche Ogah?After the news that swept the airwaves of a Federal High court sacking Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state,the Number one position is waiting to be filled in the South east state. Justice Okon Abang ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately issue a certificate of return to the plaintiff, Uche Ogah, who polled the second highest number of votes in the primary.The sitting governor, Ikpeazu,is expected to appeal the decision up to the Supreme Court level,as he has insisted that he remains the governor of Abia state.But while political watchers and people of the state wait for the next move from the Abia news coffers,all eyes are on the man of the moment,the man who could be the next Abia state governor,Uche Ogah, the man who
may take over from Ikpeazu.

Biography of Uche Ogah.His full name is Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah. He is 46 years old and from Uturu, Isikwuato local government area of Abia state.He was born to parents Mr and Mrs Wilson Ezinne Paulina Ogah. His father was a known sanitary inspector in the area.His educational qualifications include WAEC from Ishiagu High School, Abia state; Higher National Diploma in Accounting from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu state; Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Nigeria Nsukka; Bachelor of Science degree (Banking and Finance) from Ogun state university and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Lagos.

Okezie Ikpeazu was sacked by the Federal high court as the Abia state governor.
Ogah spent over 10 years in the banking sector,so you could say the economy of the state should be safe in his hands.He voluntarily resigned from Zenith Bank as an assistant general manager before setting up his own business.He is the founder of Masters Energy Group, a conglomerate with over 15 subsidiaries and interests spanning across Oil & Gas, Banking, Insurance, Aviation, Shipping, Dredging, Logistics, Construction, Travel Agency, Power, e.t.c. with over 42,000 workforce.

He is reputed to have built the largest gas storage facility in sub-Saharan Africa and fabrication steel yard for upstream, in his home town. 8. He was bestowed with a national honour – Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by former President Goodluck Jonathan and also holds an Honourary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration.He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Institute of Brand Management of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Shipping and Chartered Institute of Bankers.He is the founder of Uche Ogah Foundation. The Foundation was primarily set up for empowerment, poverty and education.


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