Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe is currently a Nigeria Senator, representing Abia South, he was born on 1 March 1955 in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.
He obtained his WASSCE from Government College Umuahia in 1974. He obtained his B.sc in Economics from the University of Benin, in 1979 and a master's degree in economics in 1982.
He lectured at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma from 1982 to 1985.
He was SCOA Nigeria's area manager for Southern Nigeria from 1985 to 1991. and , from 1991 to 1992,
He was once a senior manager for investment at Nicon, and CEO of Integrated Mortgage Co.
He was Deputy Governor Abia state to Orji Uzor Kalu from 1999 to 2003. The state's House of Assembly impeached him twice in 2000 and a third time in 2003; as he was facing his third impeachment, he resigned on March 7, 2003, sending his resignation via DHL so as to have written record of it.
The House of Assembly formally voted him out of office several days later, in a move Abaribe called "medicine after death".
Abaribe ran for the governorship on the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) platform in 2003, but lost to Kalu.
He was however elected to the national Senate in 2007 on the platform of People's Democratic Party (PDP)
In October 2007, Abaribe led six other senators from the South East of Nigeria to negotiate the release of Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the banned Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), who then was on trial for treason at the Federal High Court in Lagos to demand his release
He was re-elected for Abia South in the April 2011 election.