Dr Chinwoke Odera Mbadinuju, 1945 (age 76 years)

Governor Chinwoke Mbadinuju
Name
Dr Chinwoke Odera /Mbadinuju/
Name prefix
Dr
Given names
Chinwoke Odera
Surname
Mbadinuju

Governor of Anambra State, Nigeria

Birth June 14, 1945
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
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January 20, 1993 (aged 47 years)

Profession
Governor of Anambra State in Nigeria
from May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2003 (aged 57 years)

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Tony Blair
from May 2, 1997 to June 27, 2007 (aged 62 years)

43rd President of the United States
George W Bush
January 20, 2001 (aged 55 years)

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Gordon Brown
from June 27, 2007 to May 11, 2010 (aged 64 years)

44th President of the United States
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January 20, 2009 (aged 63 years)

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45th President of the United States
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January 20, 2017 (aged 71 years)

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from July 24, 2019 (aged 74 years)

Nationality
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Family with Nnebuogo Mbadinuju
himself
Governor Chinwoke Mbadinuju
1945
Birth: June 14, 1945Uli, Ihiala L.G.A, Anambra state, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
wife
Nnebuogo Mbadinuju
daughter
Ada Mbadinuju
son
Chetachi Mbadinuju
son
Nwachukwu Mbadinuju
daughter
Uche Mbadinuju
son
Chima Mbadinuju
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Date of entry in original source: September 21, 2020
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Governor of Anambra State, Nigeria

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Note: Chinwoke Mbadinuju (born 14 June 1945) was Governor of Anambra State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2003, elected on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform. His period in office was noted for internal PDP disputes resulting in a failure of effective government. After leaving office, he was embroiled in court cases over alleged involvement in a political murder.
Biography of Chinwoke Mbadinuju

Chinwoke Mbadinuju (born 14 June 1945) was Governor of Anambra State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2003, elected on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform.[1] His period in office was noted for internal PDP disputes resulting in a failure of effective government.[2] After leaving office, he was embroiled in court cases over alleged involvement in a political murder.[3]

Early life and Education

Chinwoke Mbadinuju was born on 14 June 1945. He obtained a BA in Political Science and a doctorate in Government. He gained a Law degree from one of the best English Universities, He was an editor of Times International.[4]

Before entering politics he was an Associate Professor of Politics and African Studies at the State University of New York. He was Personal Assistant to Governor of the old Enugu State, Dr. Jim Chris Nwobodo, between 1979 and 1980. He served as the Personal Assistant to President Shehu Shagari between 1980 and 1983.[1]

He is married to Nnebuogo Mbadinuju, and they have five children: Ada Mbadinuju (a medical doctor), Chetachi Mbadinuju (an entrepreneur), Nwachukwu Mbadinuju (an operations manager), Uche Mbadinuju (a student) and Chima Mbadinuju (a student).[5]

Governor of Anambra State

After the return to democracy in 1998, Chinwoke Mbadinuju became the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Anambra State governorship in competition with professor A.B.C Nwosu, who had served four military governors as Commissioner for Health, after a dispute that had to be resolved by the PDP Electoral Appeal Panel.[6] He was elected Governor of Anambra State in April 1999 and he was the least performed Governor since the creation of the state in 1991.[1]

Mbadinuju had been sponsored by Emeka Offor, an Anambra kingmaker. After a falling out between Mbadinuju and his "godfather", Offor, the power struggle between the two men crippled the machinery of government in the state.[7] By September 2002, unpaid teachers had been on strike for a year and civil servants and court workers had been on strike for months. The president of the Onitsha branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Barnabas Igwe, said state leaders had pocketed the money meant to pay the striking workers. On 1 September 2002, Igwe and his pregnant wife Amaka were brutally and publicly assassinated by Nigerian militia men.[8]

While in office, Chinwoke Mbaninuju[9] passed a law that created the Anambra Vigilante Services, which legally enshrined the Bakassi Boys, a popular if feared vigilante group credited with reducing crime in the state.[10] Mbadinuju said that crime in the state had reached such an appalling level that something had to be done.[11] In a November 2009 interview, Mbadinuju defended his decision on the basis of the results it achieved in reducing crime.[12]

He later fell out with Chris Uba, another power broker or godfather in the state.[13] Mbadinuju claimed that he was excluded from the governorship contest in 2003 despite winning the PDP primaries because Uba and President Olusegun Obasanjo opposed his candidacy.[4] In his place, Dr. Chris Ngige ran for the PDP, but he was beaten by the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). Eventually, after the election was nullified and re-run, Chris Ngige gained the post.[14]

Later career

In December 2005, the police arraigned Chinwoke Mbadinuju on charges that he had conspired to murder Barnabas Igwe of the Nigerian Bar Association and his wife, Amaka, in September 2002. Mbadinuju was accused of masterminding the killing although he was in HoustonTexas at the time of the assassination.[3] Igwe had been a vocal critic of Mbadinuju, calling for his resignation due to the failure to pay government workers for several months.[15][16] In January 2006 Mbadinuju was retained in prison custody over the suit.[17]

In June 2008, the case was reopened when an Abuja High Court said Chinwoke Mbadinuju was again wanted over alleged forgery and conspiracy in the murder of Barnabas Igwe, and his wife. The police claimed the accused had forged a police document exonerating Mbadinuju of the Igwe's' killing.

 

B.A, M.A, LL.B, BL, Ph.D; academic, lawyer, administrator, politician;

b: June 14, 1945;

p: Uli;

ht: Uli;

Iga: Ihiala;

so: Anambra;

m: Nnebuogo;

nc: three s, two d

ed: Mgbidi Central School, Oru, Imo State, 1955;

Bishop Lasberj! College, Irete, Owerri, Imo State; 1959-62;

New york State University 1966-69;

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1969-70;

Cornell University Itacha, USA, 1970-77;

University of Southampton,England,1975- 77;

Nigerian Uw School, 1978-79;

cr: Tutor, bishop Usbrey College, Irete, Owerri 1963-66;

Administrative Internship, State University of New York, 1969;

Teaching asst. Government Department, Ohio University, 1969-70;

asst prof. Black and African Studies, New York State University, 1974-75; ch. 1974-75;

Study Leave, University of Southampton, England, 1975-77;

International correspondent Daily Times, 1977-78;

Lecturer, DTN School, Lagos,1977-78;

Editor, Times International, 1979;

gm/ceo. Star Printing and Publishing ltd.1979- 80;

dir. Research, Planning and Information,

Office of the Governor, Anambra State, 1980;

Special asst ( Political) to the v.presd. of the Federal Republic of Nigeria;

Ugal Adviser, FGBF International, 1989- 92;

Legal Adviser, Uli Traditional Ruling Council, 1984-99;

Legal Adviser.Anambra State Association ofTown Unions, 1996-99;

Ugal Adviser, Defunct United Nigerian Congress Party, Anabra State, 1996- 97;

pp: People Democratic Party Gubernatorial Candidate and Governor of Anambra State, 1999-2003;

award: State University Award for International Student Academic Excellence, 1966-69;

Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship, Cornell University, 1972;

off: Governor's Office, Anambra State; tel: 048-550750; 048-550312.

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