MAN OF HONOUR HON KELECHI GODSPOWER NWOGU MEMBER OF THE 7TH, 8TH AND 9TH RIVERS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, REPRESENTING OMUMA STATE CONSTITUENCY
Kelechi Nwogu is a Nigerian politician, a state legislator and member of the 7th, 8th and 9th Rivers State House of Assembly, representing Omuma State Constituency. Nwoguis a member of the People’s Democratic Party.
Kelechi Godspower Nwogu was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He worked with Negris Nigeria Limited before venturing into private businesses.
Nwogu was first elected into the Rivers State House of Assembly in 2011 to represent Omuma state constituency. He succeeded Hon. Emmanuel Okatta. He was re-elected in 2015 and 2019. He had aspired for the 2019 Peoples Democratic Party’s House of Representatives ticket for the Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency in 2019, but later withdrew for the eventual winner Chief Ephraim Nwuzi. In the assembly, Nwogu at various times chaired the house committees on sports (2011) and local government and chieftaincy affairs (2015 and 2019).
Nwogu started his foray into politics when he was first appointed an aide by Monday Onyezonwu, former Caretaker committee chairman of Omuma local government area of rivers state. He was later appointed personal assistant to then assembly member, Emmanuel Okatta.
Kelechi sponsored and co-sponsored many bills and moved motions as a member of the state house of assembly. These include a motion on the disengagement of rivers state indigenes from Abia State civil service, a bill seeking to regulate the Operations of Hotel Business in Rivers State.
Nwogu is married to Onyeka Kelechi-Nwogu and they have four children
Nwogu has won several awards, including an award of excellence and philanthropy in football development in Rivers State by the Rivers State Football Coaches Association.