ODIGIE-OYEGUN, Chief John Evbuomwan Kenneth

Born August 12, 1939,

Warri, Delta State




Evboyomwam Kenneth
He is the first national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria
Gender: Male
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  • Married
Name of Spouse Victoria
State of Origin: Edo
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Eniyemamwen Oyegun

Profession Politician , Administrator
Working Experience United Nations Institute of African Economic Development and Planning Dakar, Senegal, 1967; Federal Ministry of Economic Development] 1963; Principal Planning Officer, Transportation and Communications; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Science and Technology, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Industry, 1976-85; dir. Landmark Associates, 1958; md. Onome Foods, since 1986; f. Economic Department, Institute of World Bank, USA, 1970

Nigerian Economic Society; Nigerian Institute of Management

Sacred Heart Catholic School, Warri, 1945-49; Holy Cross Catholic School, Benin, 1950-52; St. Patrick's College, Asaba, 1953-57; Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Ibadan, 1960-63; University of Ibadan, 1963

He was also the Executive Governor of Edo State between 1992 and 1993, during the aborted Nigerian Third Republic.

reading, tennis, swimming

Rotary Club; Metropolitan Club, Lagos; Ikoyi Club, Lagos

After his University education, he worked as a federal Civil Servant and was a development planner. After putting 13years into service, he was appointed a Permanent Secretary.

In 1985, he retired voluntarily from civil service and went into business. He however had a short sojourn in the business world, where after two years, he became the National Chairman of the
Nigerian Trawler Owners Association.

Chief John Oyegun was elected as civilian governor of Edo State on the SDP platform, during the transition to democracy launched by General Ibrahim Babangida and served from January 1992 to November 1993. He was removed from office after General Sani Abacha seized power. Later, he became a leader of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). In 2009 he was chairman of the Technical Working Committee of CODER

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