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Biograpphy of Dave Umahi

Dave Umahi is currently the governor of Ebonyi state, he was Born on January 1, 1964. He is the son of Elder Joseph Umahi Nwaze and Margette Umahi of Umunaga. Dave.

He attended Ishiagu High School between 1978 and 1979, and then moved to prestigious Government Secondary School Afikpo, where he completed his Secondary Education. After his secondary school
He obtained his First Leaving School Certificate with Distinction from Umunaga Primary School, Uburu in 1977. He attended Ishiagu High School before moving to Government Secondary School of Afikpo, where he obtained his SSCE.

He graduated from Enugu State University of Science and Technology in 1987. with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.

He is the co-founder of  Norman Engineering and Construction Nig. Limited which he co-founded with Ombo Isokarari, serving as its general manager until 1993.

He was once the chairman and CEO of Brass Engineering & Construction Nig. Ltd., Focus Investment Nig. Ltd., and Osborn La Palm Royal Resort Ltd.

Umahi entered public service in 2007 as the acting chairman of the Ebonyi State chapter of the People's Democratic Party.From 2009 to 2011, he served as state chairman of the party. During that term, he served a year on the governing board of the Federal Medical Centre in Asaba as its chairman.

In 2011, He became deputy governor of Ebonyi State on a ticket with Martin Elechi.

On April 11, 2015, Engr. Dave Umahi contested for and won election as the governor of Ebonyi State, though the election was challenged by the Labour Party, All Progressives Congress and All Progressives Grand Alliance on the basis of "widespread irregularities, killings, and wanton destruction of property".

In October 2015, the legitimacy of the election was upheld by the Governorship Election Tribunal

In the year 2011, Dave teamed-up with Chief Martin Martin Elechi, as running mate, and they contested for the position of the governor of Ebonyi State. Dave Umahi became the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State following their success in the gubernatorial election of Ebonyi State and was sworn in on 29th May 2011 for a term of four years ending in 2015.

On April 11, 2015, Engr. Dave Umahi contested for and won election as the governor of Ebonyi State.

He is is married to Rachel Umahi and they have seven children. 

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