Chukwuma Frank Ibezim is a Nigerian politician who currently serves as the Senator representing Imo North Senatorial District, on the platform of All Progressives Congress. He is one of the founding members of the ruling political party.
He was born on 16th December, 1964 to the family of Sir Hezekiah and Lady Priscilla Ibezim in Ezeoke Nsu, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
|Imo State University, Imo State||B.Sc Industrial Chemistry||1987|
|Uboma Secondary School||West African Senior Secondary Certificate||1980|
|St. Stephens Primary School, Umuahia, Abia State||First School Leaving Certificate|
|Office of State Minister of Education||Special Adviser (Political)||2015-2019|
|Youth Co-op, Miami, Florida, USA||Case Manager|
|Auto Nation, Houston, Texas, USA||Fleet Manager|
|Imo Poultry Limited, Imo State||Managing Director|
|Federal College of Education, Gombe State||Member, Governing Council|
|Coca-Cola, Port Harcourt, Rivers State||National Youth Service Corps Member||1989|
Ezeoke Nsu, Ehime Mbano LGA, Imo State
16th December 1964
All Progressives Congress
Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Imo State (2014-2015)
Senator, representing Imo North (since 2021)
Ibezim is a founding member of the All Progressives Congress. He was one of those responsible for the grassroots movement that entrenched the party in Imo State.
He served as the Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Imo State, under the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) during the 2007 presidential campaign.
In 2010, Ibezim aspired to represent the Okigwe South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, but he was unsuccessful. He was later made the Director, Contacts and Mobilisation of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
Between 2014 and 2015, Ibezim served as the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Imo State.
Following the death of Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, the former Senator representing Imo North, Ibezim, amongst other contestants, showed their interest in filling the National Assembly vacancy.
Ibezim emerged the winner on the platform of All Progressives Congress and was sworn in April 2021. He serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Industry.
Awards & Honours
Ibezim’s senatorial election was a subject of controversy. In 2020, a Nigerian High Court disqualified Ibezim due to allegations of certificate forgery and impersonation. However, in 2021, the Supreme Court reversed the judgement on the grounds that the suit which led to Ibezim’s disqualification for allegedly supplying false information to secure the nomination, was statute-barred at the time it was instituted.
- Revamped the Moribuns Avutu Poultry, the largest poultry in Sub-Saharan Africa, located in Imo State
- Initiated and launched the Classroom Library Project, a scheme to revive reading culture among Nigerian school children
- Facilitated job placements in federal government establishments for several people from Imo North
- Construction of the Okigwe Power Transmission SubStation
- Sponsorship and installation of street lighting across various communities,
- Building of the multi-million Naira Bishopric Chapel of the St. Paul Church, Ezeoke Nsu