Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe, politician and senator representing Abia-South Senatorial District, 61, March 3. Born in Abia State, he studied at Government College Umuahia, Abia State, 1974, University of Benin, 1979, and obtained his master’s degree from the same university in 1982. Lecturer, University of Benin, 1982-1985; SCOA Nigeria’s area manager for Southern Nigeria, 1985-1991; senior manager for investment, NICON, 1991-1992, and CEO of Integrated Mortgage Co, 1993-1995. Abaribe became Abia State’s deputy governor, 1999-2003; he contested governorship race in the state in 2003 under the platform of the default All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP; he became a senator in 2007 under was People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and was re-elected in 2011 and 2015.
— Feb 29, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT