The announcement of the members of the campaign Council of the leading opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for next years’ general election has been receiving great encomium amongst the youth community following the appointment of a renowned Youth Leader an astute Mobilizer and a great Motivator, Hon. Chima Obieze, as member of the PDP National Campaign Council.
His appointment has further demonstrated the firm believe Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP has in the Youths and his love for them.
Hon. Chima Obieze can best be described as a product of grace. He started what could be described as his political career as a young Church Leader at St Michaels’s Parish Asata Enugu and rose to become the Enugu Diocessan publicity Secretary to the Catholic Laity Council.
As an undergraduate at Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT, Hon Obieze demonstrated his leadership skills as a Class Governor from where he rose to occupy various positions;
The President, Society of International Law students
The Minister for environment, Students Union Government ESUT
The National Secretary, Law Students Association of Nigeria
The Students Union President, ESUT
The Chairman, Southeast Students Union Presidents Forum,
The Convention Chairman of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS Convention for two consecutive times and many more.
To further demonstrate his ability as a great mobilizer and youth influencer, Hon Obieze occupied various tasking positions in various youth organizations;
The State Coordinator of The Enugu West Youth General Assembly Assembly
The State Chairman of Enugu State Youth Coalition
The Enugu State Youth Ambassador at the National Youth Assembly of Nigeria
The Leader, Southeast Youth frontiers frontiers
The convener, Southern Nigeria Youth Conference,
An award Winning member of the West African Young Lawyers Forum
The founder and National Director of Change NIGERIA Youth Initiative.
In the South East where he hails from, his actions were very pronounced as a Youth mobilizer for the re-election of the former President Goodluck Jonathan during 2015 general election.
He is also the Enugu State Coordinator, Nigerian Young Professionals Forum and a founding member of the group NN19(New Nigeria 2019).
Earlier this year, he was nominated and appointed a grand Patron/Adviser of The Nigerian Students Association NANs and also Decorated by the OHANEZE Ndigbo Youth wing as “Nwa Ana Amulu OHA of Igboland” (a child born for the people).
Hon. Chima Obieze has also served as Special Assistant on Youth & Students matters to the former Governor of Abia State, Chief Dr. Orji UZOR Kalu and a Senior Legislative Assistant to the Deputy Senate President Sen. Ike Ekweremmadu.
Hon. Obieze is currently, an Honorable Member of the Enugu State House of Assembly representing Ezeagu constituency and The Chairman, House Committee on Works, Lands, Housing & Urban Development.
Knowing that Hon Obieze got to this enviable height before attaining the age of 35 explains why the Youth Community in Nigeria is elated with the announcement of Hon.Chima Obieze as a member (and probably the youngest) of the National Campaign Council 2019 even as they call for the continued inclusion of Young people in the electioneering/Campaign processes.
With his wealth of experience, its not under any form of contention that his appointment into the council depicts having a square peg in a square hole by the PDP.