NED NWOKO: PROFILE OF A STAR PRINCE

PRINCE NED NWOKO, international lawyer and  Anioma foremost philanthropist has been in the news for good reason. 


A  federal high court sitting in  Abuja has just  declared Prince Ned Nwoko winner of the PDP Delta North senatorial  primary.

 
Delivering judgement in Abuja on Wednesday, 3rd  April ,  2019, the presiding judge, Hon. Justice A. R Mohammed said from all available evidence befor the court, prince Nwoko  convincingly won the Delta North PDP senatorial  primary election held on 2nd October 2018.


By implication of the judgement, Nwoko stands as Senator- elect for Delta North senatorial district.

Who is NED NWOKO ? 

The story of Prince Ned  Nwoko is an epic tale of grandeur, royalty , education and philanthropy.  
Born in December 1960 , into  the  Nwoko royal family, Idumuje Ugboko kingdom in Aniocha North local government area , Prince Ned Nwoko received  primary and secondary school education in Nigeria  . 


He moved on  the United Kingdom got his first degree in law and history at the prestigious University of Keele, Staffordshire UK.   He also attended Kings College, university of London, culminating in a  post graduate class with an LLM in maritime and commercial law. 


Prince  Nwoko was subsequently called to the English bar, at Lincoln’s inn.  He began his legal career with the crown prosecution service as a prosecutor and qualified as a solicitor of the supreme court of England and Wales. 


He was awarded Honorary Doctorate degree in Letters (D.Litt.) by commonwealth university college,Belize , North America. 


A sharp witted lawyer ,he had a fulfilling stint with the two firms (Kumars Solicitors and Pascaldiers & co Solicitors), before establishing his own firm in London: Ned Nwoko & co solicitors. 


Prince Ned Nwoko also served as secretary general, Nigerian legal practitioners UK, member of the law society, England and Wales and visiting adviser, citizens’ advice bureau, based in London. 


At the peak of his legal sojourn in UK, he had the biggest black law firm in England and was recognized as the best black lawyer in England in 1995. 
Prince Ned Nwoko , returned to Nigeria in December 1998 to contribute to the enthronement of a viable democratic institution in the country following the military disengagement from power, after long years of military dictatorship.  


 He  made a remarkable entry into Nigeria’s political turf when he was elected member of the House of Representatives between 1999 and 2003. Hon. Nwoko   represented Aniocha / Oshimili federal constituency, making an impressive showing in the legislative house .


Ned Nwoko initiated over 22 bills  as member of the House of Representatives and brought social infrastructure to towns and villages in Aniocha/ Oshimili constituency . His tenure remains a  landmark of unprecedented service in the history of legislative impact and good governance among the people of Aniocha/ Oshimili area and the vast Anioma land.


A matchless symbol of charity and prince of the poor, Ned Nwoko’s philanthropy is unassailable. He recently renovated the Idumuje ugboko- Onitcha Ugbo road linking the South South and South East to Northern Nigeria at a cost of 100 million Naira.


In 2018, Ned as he is fondly called offered scholarship to  over one thousand students in secondary and tertiary schools. He  spent his personal funds  estimated   at  over 100 million to provide   tuition fees for the beneficiaries drawn from Delta and other parts of the country.


 He had since the past decade also provided scholarship schemes to indigent students, hundreds of whom he sponsored  their University education.
An untiring humanist with fellow feeling, numerous widows, artisans and local farmers have benefited immensely from his generous financial and moral care.


A lover of his roots,, no one can be more Anioma than Ned.   He has placed his Idumuje ugboko homestead  in the world map of tourism with the building of Mount Ned resort in Anioma land, a wonderous tourism destination with amazing exotic architecture and rarest collection of wild life.


He is the founder of STARS UNIVERSITY ,located at Idumuje ugboko , the first sports University in sub Saharan Africa . The proposed university , offering couses in sports and other disciplines is expected to resume full academic activities in September 2019.


A pan Anioma illustrious son, Ned Nwoko championed the re election of his Anioma brother , His Excellency Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for a second term under the mass movement OPERATION RETURN OKOWA 2019. 


As the deputy chairman of Okowa re-election campaign team, Ned made monumental contributions rallying social mobilization and financial muscle towards the resounding victory of Okowa . Ned’s motivation rode  on the wings of EQUITY, a  good man enamoured with the dignity of Anioma and the unity of Delta.


Today Ned Nwoko  stands as the leading light  for Delta North  senatorial district  under the People’s Democratic Party PDP.
Delta North senatorial seat has indeed thrown up a good name .  A charming  prince of Idumuje Ugboko , Aniocha North local government area of Delta state .


The location of Ned deserves goodwill. Aniocha  North and  South local government areas in Delta are yet to have a Senator . 
Among the Anioma nationalities   of  Aniocha, Oshimili , Ika and Ndokwa , only the Aniocha axis  has not occupied the senate seat ,since the creation of Delta state on the 27 of August 1991. 


Ned Nwoko ‘s senatorial essence   represents a fair historic  movement , strengthned  by competence  charisma , integrity and intellect .  
Ned is reputed in social and political circles in Delta State and Nigeria as a man with populist appeal and towering moral standing.


 A man with a sterling reputation, not tainted by dubious tendencies and corruption, he will make  an excellent senator. 

The generality of the people of Delta North and far afield see him as credible , trustworthy , sincere , responsible and accountable . 


Happily married with children, prince Ned Nwoko is versatile and unique as a world class lawyer, outstanding business man , university administrator , patron of the Arts , proven diplomat ,  philanthropist , prolific author, cerebral commentator and incorruptible politician .