Ebonyi APGA launches campaign council, appoints DG

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The Ebonyi State Chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, on Wednesday, launched its governorship campaign council.

It appointed a first-class Chemical Engineering graduate, Samuel-Agwu Okporie, as its campaign director general.

In a letter of appointment endorsed by the campaign’s secretary, which was made available to journalists on behalf of the APGA governorship candidate, Prof. Benard Odoh and his deputy, Dr Nkata Chuku, the council stated Okporie’s role among other terms of reference, was to spearhead and coordinate the campaign activities of the the council otherwise known as Odohzia Campaign Organisation for the 2023 general elections.

Also a lawyer by profession, Okporie hails from Amoso Edda Village, Etiti Edda community, in the Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.


He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering from the then Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, now Rivers State University. He acquired Bachelor of Law from the same institution and thereafter proceeded to the Nigerian Law school, Enugu Campus where he was called to the Nigerian Bar.

He had been engaged in private legal practice for over a decade and is presently the Principal Partner in Samfrek Attorneys of S. A.Okporie & company.

An astute politician, a community leader and top lawyer with vast experience in litigation, particularly in political and land matters, Okorie has demonstrated capacity in handling and successfully managing diverse assignments in and out of the political circles.

His appointment was patterned after the Odoh-led Odohzia Ebonyi team’s belief in putting forward Ebonyi’s best, at all levels of leadership.

Also, the Odohzhia Ebonyi Campaign Council had earlier announced the appointment of Mr. Charles Otu as its Director, Media and Publicity.

In an appointment letter dated October 1, 2022 and made available to the Press, the campaign council listed his terms of reference to include among others coordinating media-related activities for the Odohzhia Ebonyi Campaign Council.

Otu, a journalist from Afikpo North LGA, Ebonyi State, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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