Away from the distractions and media molded intellectualism of Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, the vast learning and unrivaled curriculum vitae of Dr. Obiora Okonkwo appeared to have been subsumed by his enormous wealth. When it comes to Academic Qualifications, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo is about the first among equals.
“Dr. Obiora Okonkwo holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Political Science (with distinction), from the Russian Academy of Science, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow; a Professional Fellowship Doctorate, from the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria; and Fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators and Mediators of Nigeria. He earned a Master of Science Degree in Economics, also, with distinction, from the Russian Peoples Friendship University, Moscow, and a First Class in Economics from the Russian Peoples Friendship University, also, in Moscow.
He had his early education in Onitsha, Anambra State, where he combined trading at the Main Market and managing a horde of apprentices, with schooling”.
Unlike most high sounding intellectuals in Anambra 2021, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo owns the following conglomerates: Dr. Obiora F. Okonkwo is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of N-Glory Development Limited, the owners and managers of The Dome Entertainment and Event Centre in Abuja Nigeria. Dr. Obiora is also the Chairman of Solicom Engineering, Gistme Communications, Sagemetrics, and CareerNation and United Nigerian Airline. Through these companies Dr. Obiora employs over 300 staff across the African continent and the United States of America.
Recall that Dr. Obiora Okonkwo moved from PDP to Zenith Labour Party; the last Political Party in the ballot paper after he was defeated in a primary election keenly contested by PDP Political warlords. Dr. Obiora Okonkwo pulled a total of 58 votes and was defeated by the new entrant Mr. Valentine Ozigbo with a total of four votes difference. Note well, this happened despite the illegitimate argument that the Governorship position is zoned to the South Senatorial Zone of Anambra State; though not contained in any document.
Political commentators strongly believed that Obiora Okonkwo lost the election to ex-Gov. Peter Obi as against Valentine Ozigbo, because save for the presence of Peter Obi and the thousands of dollars they were given out in the eleventh hour, Obiora Okonkwo had already won the election.
Though no sound theory on why Peter was opposing Okonkwo, but close associate argues that Peter Obi is interested in now going for the Senate seat of the central Senatorial Zone and won’t stand the Political Rivalry of Obiora Okonkwo. Thus, he supported Sen. Uche Ekwunife to create vacancy in the central, but following pressure from all angles on the call to go South, he saw Valentine Ozigbo as a lesser political evil and swiftly rooted for him.
Either way, Obiora Okonkwo both lost and won the election because of the enormous vote he pulled swimming against the current.
Though now in ZLP, the findings of Ikedoji Best Point News have revealed that the election is as good as over as Dr. Obiora Okonkwo is set to pull a very high vote from Central and has enough sympathy from the North , while his South Senatorial Zone contacts remain intact.
One thing is certain, if you are ignoring Dr. Obiora Okonkwo in Anambra State 2021 Gubernatorial Election, then you maybe in for a bigger shock.
In your fantasies of whom becomes the Next Governor of Anambra State, remember the well prepared Dr. Obiora Okonkwo whom is unencumbered.
Augustine Ike KSJI