IKOKWU, Guy Ikechukwu

Date of Birth: Tuesday (Eke) 28'" September, 1937 State of Origin: Anambra Local Government Area: Idemili South Village/Town: Oba Contact Address: 'Isu Lodge' Oba Idemili South L.G.A 4, Ezinifitte Close, New Haven Enugu 10 Johnson Street, Surulere, Lagos Contact Telephone: 234-1-2882099, 234-42-451463 ChiefGuy Ikechukwu Ikokwu is top Legal Icon, a grassrool motivator and mobilizer, a decent politician and strong builder of relationships. Guy is known for his organising ability and as a man who is able to hold forces together and cement relationships for greater collective and individual achievement. Guy descended from an ancestry background with gifts to build up community solidarity and progress. His father was a powerful tool of unity and under whose leadership many Igbo people rallied together for unity in Port Harcourt ofthe Colonial days. Education St Cyprian's Primary School Port Harcourt 1943 1950 • Baptist High School Port Harcourt 1950 1956 • Norwich Polytechnic London. 1957 • North Western Kentish Town London 1957- 1958 • Holborn College of Law London, 1958 1959 • University College London • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London University 1961 1962 • Concurrently at School of Oriental and African Studies ( SOAS) University ol"London Qualifications • LLB (lions) London • LLM. London • BL of the Middle Temple London. Membership of Professional Associations • Member. Nigeria Society ol" International Law • Member Nigeria BarAssociation-Financial Secretary of theAssociation 1975 1977 Political Exploits Student Activist and Member of Movement for Colonial Freedom under Late Lord Fenner Brookway 1950 1960 • Member and later President in 1960 of Nigeria Union of Great Britain and Ireland. London Branch Life President West African Student's Union Britain 1961 1963 Memberand Officer of Committee for African Associations- a Pan-African Movement for the Liberation of Unity ofAfrican Countries 1960 1963 Directorof Overseas Press Service (OPS) 1967 1970 as a way lo protect his people and project their view points during the gruesome war against them. • Founding Member and National Legal Adviser of Nigerian People's Party- NPP and became its Stale Chairman in the old Anambra Slate "980 1983 • Member of Steering Committee of All Politicians' Summit which culminated in the Summit ol" 1995. He was also a Member of G. 34 Association for the Restoration of Democracy and against Self-Succession ofSani Abacha in 1998 • He formed with a group of others the People's National Forum (PNF) which eventually joined other groups to form the big People Democratic Party-(PDP) and subsequently became its Lagos Co-ordinator. Became a member of the Steering Committee ol'the PDP Anambra State in 1998 and in 1999. he became once again, the State Chairman ofthe Party . • A Peace-loving gentleman, who will slop at nothing to achieve that, he was the founding member ol'the Committee for the Unity and Understanding (CUU). This was to build a bridge across the Niger and Benue Rivers for better 1986 1999 • Memberol"OHANA EZE NDI-IGBO- a socio-cultural association of Ndi Igbo for awareness and unity and advancement. • Afounding memberof IZUNWANNE FOUNDATIONS- the Cultural Association lo fostera better Nigeria Polity 1990 1999. • At varioustimes, he had been a founding memberol" Southern Leaders Forum for harmonization of issues of concern in Nigeria Polity and Promotion ol"Democracy and True Federalism and NADECO 1995. Business Links • A member. Board of Directors Aba Textile Mills Pic 1976 and 2000 • Chairman of Governing Council ol" Federal College of Education.Obudu. Cross River Stale Nigeria He is honoured with the title OMEN1FE. This great and clean politician is married with four children.
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