Emmanuel Yisa Orker-Jev is a Nigerian lawyer, and the Senator representing Benue North-West Senatorial District, under the flagship of People’s Democratic Party.
He was born on 15th April 1963, he is a native of Buruku’s local government area, Benue State. Orker-Jev is married.
|Nigerian Law School||BL (Bachelor of Laws)||1988-1989|
|University of Jos, Plateau State||LL.B||1985-1988|
|Bristow Secondary School, Gboko, Benue State||West African Senior Certificate||1976-1981|
|NKST Primary School, Zaki-Biam, Benue State||First School Leaving Certificate||1970-1976|
Orker-Jev worked as a lawyer in the public and private sectors
15th April, 1963
People’s Democratic Party
House of Representatives Member, representing Buruku Federal Constituency (2007-2019)
Senator, representing Benue North-West Senatorial District (since
Orker-Jev political career began in the mid-2000s. In 2007, he was elected as a House of Representatives member, representing Buruku Federal Constituency, under the platform of People’s Democratic Party. He was re-elected for this position in 2001 and 2015. During this time, he served in several committees, including Ethics & Privileges, Drugs & Narcotics, Poverty Alleviation, Power, and Anti-corruption. He was the Chairman of the House Committee on Business and Rules. Orker-Jev’s legislative interests are rural development and youth empowerment.
In 2019, he contested for a senatorial seat, to represent Benue North-West Senatorial District. He emerged the winner, defeating George Akume of APC, former Governor of Benue State, with about a 42,000 vote margin. He is the current Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Legal Matters and Human Rights.
Awards & Honours
- Provision of 30 transformers to generate electricity in 7 local governments in Benue North-West
- Construction and furnishing of several classroom blocks in Gboko and Adi Etulo, Buruku local government
- Provision of 40 motorized boreholes to ease water supply in Benue North-West
- Empowerment of over 150 women and youths in the area of fish production and processing (Aquatic Agriculture), with the provision of start-up kits upon completion of program
In 2019, the incumbent Senator representing Benue North-West District, George Akume, took a case before the National Assembly tribunal, alleging that the election in which Orker-Jev defeated him (Akume) to obtain the senatorial seat, was marred by malpractice. Orker-Jev appeared before the election petition tribunal, presenting five witnesses to testify for him. The court eventually threw out Akume’s case for lack of merit.