Welcome to PUO REPORTS Special Introductory presentation of the various candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress in the National and State House of Assembly re-run elections in Rivers State
Osinakachukwu Thankgod Ideozu (born July 1965) is a Nigerian businessman and People’s Democratic Party politician. He was the immediate past member of the Senate of Nigeria representing the Rivers West senatorial district.
Ideozu was a member and Minority Whip of the Rivers State House of Assembly from 1999 to 2003 where he represented Ahoada East I and was subsequently elected into the Nigerian House of Representatives between 2003 to 2007 where he represented Abua-Odual/Ahoada East Federal Constituency.
Ideozu was appointed the Honourable Commissioner of Finance in October 2007 by the then Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, a position he held till June 2009 when the cabinet was dissolved.
Ideozu attended Western Ahoada County High School Ahoada,after which he gained Admission Into the Rivers State University of Science and Technology where he studied Estate Management. It is on record that Senator Ideozu who graduated in 1989 with a First Class had a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) that has remained the highest in department and faculty from the inception of the university till date. Ideozu also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
In furtherance of his educational pursuit, Ideozu has another Masters Degree in Environmental Management from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology as well as a third Masters Degree in Public Policy from the prestigious University College of London. Ideozu has won several academic laurels including the Dean’s Prize for Best Graduating Student in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences. Senator Ideozu is a Chartered Estate Surveyor and Valuer who was certified by the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVABON) and he is a member of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV).
Ideozu was the Overall Best Candidate in the 2004 Direct Finals Examination conducted by the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) where he was also the best candidate and winner of the subject prizes for both Property Development and Rating and Taxation. Senator Ideozu is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and Member of Social Policy Association (United Kingdom) and The Association for Public Policy.
In 2013 The Peoples Democratic Party under the Chairmanship of Bro Felix Obuah appointed Hon Ideozu as the Chairman of the Commitee set up by the party to re-evaluate the performance of Public office holders elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party between 2007 and 2013.
Ideozu won the Peoples Democratic Party Senatorial Primary in 2014 and became the Party’s standard bearer for the Rivers West senatorial district in 2015 Nigerian National Assembly election. In the general elections, he was declared winner and elected with 279,745 votes to defeat the candidates of other political parties including the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his former colleague and closest rival, Rt. Hon. Otelemaba Dan Amachree, the then Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. Senator Ideozu formally became the Senator representing the Rivers West Senatorial District from the 9 June to December 11th 2015 when the Appeal Court nullified his election on grounds that the Independent National Electoral Commission did not follow laid down guidlines during the conduct of the National Assembly elections in the Rivers West Senatorial District.
He is the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the yet to be fixed rerun Rivers West Senatorial District Election in Rivers State.
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