Sir Oko Chukwu, A Valued Odoriferous Ointment
As a member of the House of Assembly who has a clear distinction in openness and honesty, between 2003 and 2011, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu presided over the affairs of many House Committees which amongst others include: House Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, House Committee on House Services, House Committee on Anticorruption, House Committee on Public Accounts, House Committee on Public Utilities and House Committee on Environment.
He was also a member of so many House Standing Committees including Boundary and Security Matters Committee, Appropriation Committee, Education Committee, Agricultural Committee, as well as Chairman of many Ad-Hoc Committes on various matters.
For 12 solid years as a man of good repute adorned with humility and selflessness, Rt Hon Sir Ude Oko Chukwu represented the people of Ohiafia North State Constituency creditably in the Abia State House of Assembly. Out of these number of the years, he presided over the affairs of the 5th Abia State House of Assembly as the Honourable Speaker for 4 years with an enriched working experience in both the public and private sectors.
Rt. Hon. Sir Ude Oko Chukwu also served as the National Vice Chairman, Conference of Speakers (South East Zones) from 2012-2014.
He was equally the Chairman of the Selection Committees of the Honourable House by virtue of his position as the Speaker from June 2011 to May 28, 2015.
Within this period of stewardship, Rt Hon Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, a man divinely embellished with wisdom, recorded outstanding achievements in the Abia Legislature which was then described as the most peaceful, vibrant, united and result-oriented Legislature in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Given his pedigree, outstanding political antecedents and administrative sagacity. Rt Hon. Sir, Ude Oko Chukwu was nominated by the People’s Democratic Party Abia State and elected as the Deputy Governor in the 2015 General Elections and was re-elected the Deputy Governor of the State in 2019 General Elections.
As Deputy Governor since 2015, Rt. Hon. Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, willing and ready at all times to join hands with his Boss, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu to change for the better the face and fortunes of God’s own State and her people, has shown remarkable commitment and support to the achievements of the dynamic and service oriented administration of his boss.
The office of the Deputy Governor under the watch of Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, charged with the responsibility of handling Abia Boundary problems with seven States namely Imo, Enugu, Anambra, Ebonyi, Rivers, Cross Rivers and Akwa Ibom, has left no stone unturned to ensure peaceful co-existence, security of lives and property along the border corridors to reflect the name of the State as God’s own State.