Ubanese Alphonsus Obi Igbeke Biography – Alphonsus Obi Igbeke aka Ubanese(born 1962) is a Nigerian senator who was sworn in as Senator for the Anambra North constituency of Anambra State, Nigeria on 25 May 2010. He was sworn in after the election of Joy Emordi of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had been annulled. He is a members of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
Ubanese Alphonsus Obi Igbeke Early Life
Igbeke, also known as Ubanese, was born in 1962 in Nsugbe, Anambra State, just north of Onitsha.
Ubanese Alphonsus Obi Igbeke Education
He earned a PhD in Engineering Sciences after studying in Nigeria and the United States. He returned to Nigeria and started a contracting firm, eventually becoming a wealthy businessman with homes in Onitsha and Lagos.
Ubanese Alphonsus Obi Igbeke Political Career
In the 2003 elections, Igbeke ran for a seat in the House of Representatives as a PDP candidate, but he was not nominated. He joined the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and campaigned for office on its platform, however he was defeated by the PDP candidate. Igbeke is accused of using his political contacts to get an election tribunal panel to accept that his name had been improperly deleted from the PDP primaries and that he had been proclaimed elected.
Igbeke campaigned on the ANPP ticket for the Senate seat of Anambra North in April 2007. Joy Emordi of the PDP was proclaimed the winner, a decision he challenged. [number four] Following a judgement by an Enugu appeal court declaring Igbeke the victor of the 2007 senatorial race, he was elected to the Senate. The Senate first refused to swear him in since an appeal was pending, but subsequently accepted the court’s judgment. The Senate leaders have been roundly chastised by the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) over the delay.