Sen. Mao Arukwe Ohuabunwa is the current senator representing Abia North, He was born on 24 May 1957, a native of Atani, a town in Arochukwu local government area of Abia State.
He completed his primary education at Orevo State School and his senior school education at Enitona High School, Borokir.
He has Higher Nitional Diploma (HND) and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech in Applied Biology and Microbiology respectively from Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
He obtained a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Public Administration and Masters of Science (Msc) in Human Resources Management from Enugu State University of Science and Technology.
He contested and won in the 1999 elections under the platform of People's Democratic Party and subsequently elected the Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives.
He contested for a seat to represent Abia North in the Nigeria Senate in 2015 under the People's Democratic Party (PDP) which he won.