That faithful day, when Mr. & Mrs. Chukwu Eke of Amaba, Ugwueke in Bende Local Government area took delivery of their very fair complexioned son who they later named Chi-ji-oke(God holds every man’s portion), little did they know that greatness has berthed in their homestead.
Yet they soon became conscious of that fact when the leadership qualities inherent in the young Chijioke Chukwu started manifesting so early his life as he became a rallying point to his peers at every point in his life and in every environment he found himself.
Young Chijioke Chukwu started his academic pursuit at the Community Primary School Amaba Ugwueke from where he proceeded to Ugwueke Secondary School for his Junior Secondary School.
His parent’s quest to give their beloved son a quality education saw him at Igbere Secondary School where he had his senior school and passed out in flying colours.
The cool headed, vibrant and unassuming Chijioke Chukwu gained admission same year into Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, where he majored in Applied Biochemistry, graduating with a B.Sc(Hons).
Determined to brighten his opportunities and enhance himself, the young Chijioke Chukwu was not satisfied with his first degree.
His journey towards the actualization of his academic visions propelled him to the Prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka where he obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Management.
Armed with these academic laurels and having realized the precarious economic realities in the Nigerian System, young Chijioke Chukwu decided to take the risk of veering into private business in order not just to become self sufficient but also to create employment for other indigent youths.
Today and few years down the line, that young Chijioke Chukwu has grown into an accomplished defence and security consultant with a client base that cuts across various continents of the world.
His milk of human kindness continues to overflow and has seen many youths, indigent women and widows benefit from his unequalled philanthropy.
It is his humility, hospitality and accessibility that made his people nudge and encourage him to veer into politics, a clarion call he heeded in 2010 when he first contested for the ticket to represent Bende North in Abia State House of Assembly.
In 2015, he again was the flag bearer of the People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) for same office, in an election he clearly won but was robbed.
Upon the formation of the All Progressives Congress APC, with his party, the Progressive Peoples Alliance PPA being an integral part of the Parties that formed the merger, Hon. Chijioke Chukwu again in the 2019 general election flew the flag of the APC as the House of Assembly Candidate for Bende North State Constituency.
This time around and as always, he eventually won landslide in the most keenly contested election, defeating the incumbent deputy speaker in an election adjudged to be one of the freest and fairest in recent times.
Today, the good and great people of Umunna will roll out their drums, to herald and mark the beginning of a humane and people oriented representation as their worthy son Hon. Chijioke Chukwu will be sworn in as a member of the 7th Abia House of Assembly, representing Bende North State Constituency.
To God Be the Glory!