Ahead of 2015: Godson Ezenagu Releases Official Profile

By OCHENDO Campaign Organization
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Chief (Hon.) Sir Godson Ezenagu JP, (Ochendo)…
A people-oriented politician popularly called OCHENDO.

Leader of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Awka North and Deputy Leader, APGA Stakeholders Forum, Awka North and South Federal Constituency.

An employer of labour and a notable philanthropist.

On July 31, 2014, Ochendo was announced the winner of Community Service Award by Rotary Club of Nigeria, Awka District 9140.

His astounding achievements and development gaits at home earned him several Chieftaincy Honours from celebrated Traditional Rulers and respectable cultures:

“Ebube Awka” by Awka North Local Government Traditional Rulers in 2010; “Ezi Afakaego” of Urum; “Akpokuo Dike” of Okpuno; “Ojemba” of Ugwuoba; “Jeluo” of Umueje; “Agbalanze” of Mgbakwu; and “Ochendo Ndi-Igbo na Kano”.

In the year 2000, Ochendo received the coveted Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) award for charity by Rotary Club International.
Ochendo today aspires to offer quality representation, an answer to a clarion by the good people of Awka North and South Federal Constituency.

The Ochendo Persona:

Godson Ezenagu is an independent-minded leader with an even-keel temperament and a knack for consensus-building. He's also a capable, contemplative philanthropist.

His values are strongly shaped by his expertise as an administrator, Marketing Guru and a front line property Developer, and by Christianity. While private by nature, Ochendo mingles easily with others, but loves playing squash as hobby and enjoys listening to classical and gospel music.

Ochendo is known for being unafraid to speak out and stand for the people at all times. Although armed with astute political sensibilities, he feels comfortable interacting with the youths in matters that positively affect the society.

Major Areas of Interest:

Ochendo's areas of special legislative interest would be in support for working families, rural electrification, public education, health care, economic growth and jobs creation, and ensuring peaceful governance in our dear state.

As a Commissioner, he worked passionately for agricultural revolution and rural development.

Prior Experience:

Ochendo had a very successful career history, rising from an Area Sales Manager with Berec International Sales (Nigeria) Ltd, in 1979 to Marketing Director of Lazmata Industries (Nigeria) Ltd, from 1983 to 2008.

At some points, he was Regional Sales Manager (South) of Premier Engineering Works Ltd (1981), Regional Sales Manager (North) of NIBAS Bello (1982) and Marketing Manager of Franz Ab Ltd (1983)

Being a grassroots' mobilizer, he was appointed into State Advisory Committee of the Peter Obi Campaign Organization in 2003.
After prosperous experience in the private sector, Ochendo was hired as the Acting Chairman of Anambra State Environment Protection Agency (Now
ASWAMA) which he most effectively served from 2008 to 2009.

Ochendo's accomplishments at ASWAMA led to his appointment as two-time Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development from 2009 to 2012.

In 2013, he became the Chairman, Obiano Campaign Organization, Awka North Local Government which led to overwhelming victory at the gubernatorial election.

Personal Data:
Birth – November 6, 1952 in Onitsha, Anambra State
Education – M. Sc. In International Relations, 2006, Ambrose Ali University. Ph. D in Business Management (Honoris Causa) from Caribbean University
Family – Married to Lady Florence Nwabuaku Ezenagu JP, (nee Orizu) an Egbengwu Nimo native, Njikoka Local Government Area. Six Children.

Faith – Christian. Knight of St Christopher.

Growing Up Godson Ezenagu (Ochendo):

Born Godson Ezenagu, son of High Chief Lazarus Ezenagu and Mrs Martha Ezenagu of Amaezike Village Mgbakwu in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Ochendo came into this life on 6th November, 1952 at Onitsha.

Ochendo grew up in the midst of respectable elders and responsible guardians.

He attended Njikoka High School, Ifite Ukpo before heading to the esteemed Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu where he graduated with two Certificates (OND in Business Management & Public Administration) and HND in Marketing).

He later obtained Master's Degree in International Relations followed by Doctorate Degree in Business Management (Honoris-Causa).
Ochendo attended many value-added courses; Field Sales Management in London (1981), Senior Sales Management in Lagos (2003), Senior Management Skills in Cydon, Britain (2012), etc .

Memorable Quotes:

"We must ensure a government that listens to the heart beat of the people."

"APGA is a movement of the people with a commendable bottom-up approach… We must appreciate that."

"Our representatives have not had a serious argument about the welfare of voters except on how to exploit their votes."

"The people must be part of governance and not only on election matters”

“If a representative cannot maintain a functional constituency office, then such a person has no feeling for the electorates”

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