Ike Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu Biography / Profile

Ike Ekweremadu, is a senator and Deputy Senate President of  Nigeria. He was born on May 12, 1962 at Amachara Mpu Village in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State, into the royal family of His Royal Highness,Late Igwe Mathias Ekweremadu, the Okwaa Anekeoji 1 of Mpu, Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Ike Ekweremadu Age

Ike Ekweremadu is 62 years old.

Ike Ekweremadu Early Life

After his primary school education, Ekweremadu proceeded to  at St. Dominic’s Secondary School, Ugiri, Imo State and then transfered to Boys Secondary School, Umueze Awkunanaw, where he obtained a Grade 1 in his West African School Certificate.

He got admission to study Law at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka(UNN) and graduated in 1986. He then completed Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987. He thereafter went  further to obtain his Masters in Law from the same University in 1999 and then completed his Doctorate programme at the University of Abuja in 2014.

Ike Ekweremadu Career

Ike Ekweremadu began his political career from the grassroots. He started serving the people by holding the position of Chairman of Mpu Town Union, Enugu State.

 He was elected the pioneer Chairman of Aninri Local Government Council when the Local Government was created in 1997.  His unprecedented performance won him the Best Council Chairman of the year, in 1997.

 Ekweremadu was appointed the Chief of Staff, Enugu State Government House and subsequently the Secretary to the Government of Enugu State between 1999 to 2003.

In 2003, Ike Ekweremadu for the first time contested in the Senatorial elections and won. He was elected a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to represent Enugu West Senatorial District on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He was subsequently re-elected in 2007 and 2011 senatorial elections respectively.

While in the Senate, he was elected the Deputy President of the Senate in 2007. As the deputy President, He was given the job of handing out committee chairmanship positions allocated to the southeast zone, making decisions that were unpopular with some senators. In July 2007, Ike Ekweremadu was instrumental in defusing objections to the controversial nomination of Ojo Maduekwe to a Ministerial position.

In September 2009, Ike Ekweremadu was made a co-chairman of a committee to conduct the primary elections for the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate for Anambra State. In September 2009, he was appointed to lead ECOWAS- Economic Community of West African States.  And was in an ad hoc committee whose duty was to work for the return of constitutional order in the Niger Republic.  He was elected First Deputy Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament and emerged the Speaker of the regional parliament in August 2011. Again in 2011,he retained his position as Deputy President of the Senate.

In the 2015 senatorial elections he again contested and was re-elected as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to represent Enugu West Senatorial District. It is important to state here that he was again adopted as the Deputy President of the senate.

Ike Ekweremadu has several motions and bills to his credit.  In addition, he was the Chairman of the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on the 1999 Constitution Review. The free and fair elections experienced in 2011 derives its credence of the Electoral Reform which was duly facilitated by the Constitution Review Committees of the National Assembly.


Ike Ekweremadu Personal Life

Senator Ike Ekweremadu is happily married to Lady Nwanneka Ekweremadu, PhD and they are blessed with four children.

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Ike Ekweremadu Awards

Senator Ike Ekweremadu has to his credit several awards, honours and traditional titles.  He was inducted as a Knight of the Order of the Good Shepherd, Diocese of Enugu (Anglican Communion)

Amongst his Awards and Recognitions include:

  • Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Africa Leadership Award
  • Doctor of Laws, LLD,(Honoris Causa) University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
  • Ochiagha Ndigbo (Generalissimo of Igboland) by Eze Nri, the custodian of Igbo culture and tradition;
  • Ikeoha Ndigbo (Pride and Strength of Ndigbo) by the South East Council of Traditional Rulers. 

He also holds the National Honour of the Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR).

Ike Ekweremadu Net Worth

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