Barring any last minute development, London-trained lawyer, Nnadozie Okpokiri may likely emerge as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Ukwa East/Ukwa West Federal Constituency in the 2023 elections.
Okpokiri, who has submitted his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms at the National Headquarters of the APC, was the only person in the Ukwa Federal Constituency to obtain the APC’s N10 million forms for the House of Representatives.
The APC aspirant attended Government College, Umuahia, where he obtained his West African School Certificate, before proceeding to study English Language in London. He later enrolled for a Law degree, also in London and founded a Community-based Legal Chambers, specialising in Human Rights, Criminal and Commercial Law, after his call to the Bar.
Okpokiri, who is from Owo Ala Asa in the Ozar Ukwu autonomous community in the Ukwa Local Government Area, has been a successful lawyer and a strong advocate of human rights with Legal Chambers in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja and London.
He has deep insights into how the Legislature can impact the daily lives of the ordinary people in Nigeria, and has had many Nigerian lawyers groomed in his London Chambers that are very successful today in Great Britain.
Okpokiri, who is interested to serve his people, could not clinch the House of Representatives ticket of the APC during the party’s primaries in 2019.
We all need to join the race now and say a capital ‘NO’ to marginalization coming from Ukwa East, Barr Dozie Okpokiri is our own and we’ll pray for him to remain unopposed.
I hope all Ukwa people rally round Barr Okpokiri.