According to Harry Emerson Fosdick, Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. In celebration of Nigeria’s democracy, the upcoming 2023 elections have been the headline of political activities in Nigeria. The ring is widened daily as new candidates are unveiled at federal, state, and even local levels.
Joining the gubernatorial race under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is Enugu’s very own Dr. Kingsley Tobechukwu Udeh ESQ. of Ozalla, Nkanu West LGA, Enugu East Senatorial District. With a master’s degree in law from the University of Nottingham, the United Kingdom, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, Dr. Udeh is a Lawyer, Senior Lecturer, Researcher, International Development Expert, Public Policy and Procurement Consultant, Notary Public.
Born on November 14th, 1980, Dr. Udeh commenced his political career in March 2017 as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Development Aid Coordination and Mobilization (Enugu State). In March 2018, he became the State Focal Person for Open Government Partnership, Office of the Governor, Enugu State. As an educationist and senior lecturer at Baze University, Abuja-Nigeria, Faculty of Law, and Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Faculty of Law, he became the Special Adviser on Education to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State in September 2019.
With several publications under his belt, Dr. Udeh has gained experience implementing sustainable development projects having worked with international development organizations such as United Nations (UNICEF, UNDP), World Bank, African Development Bank, UKAID FCDO, and the European Union.
In line with Section 84(12) of the electoral act 2022, which states that “No political appointee at any level shall be a voting delegate or be voted for at the convention or congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election”, Dr. Udeh resigned from his position as the Special Adviser on Education to join the gubernatorial race in Enugu state in the upcoming 2023 elections.
With these many exploits and more not listed, Dr. Kingsley Tobechukwu Udeh, ESQ. has become a worthy-of-note candidate who is all for taking action and getting results in the forthcoming Enugu State gubernatorial elections come 2023.