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Profile Of Senator Monday Okpebholo [Akpakomiza] At A Glance.

Senator Monday Okpebholo (aka) Akpakomiza, was born on 29th August 1970, to the family of late Chief and Mrs. Peter Okpebholo of Udomi Community in Uwesan-Irrua, Esan Central Local Government Area.

His father hailed from Udomi Community in Uwesan-Irrua, Esan Central LGA, while the mother, was a native of Ikekiala Community in Eguare-Uromi, Esan North East LGA.

Senator Monday Okpebholo was nicknamed ‘Akpakomiza,’ immediately after his birth. From the very minute he touched the mother earth, his facial countenance and unperturbed manner, despite being birthed into a new environment, which is entirely different from the mother’s womb, wherein, he has lived for nine months, was a clear case of a man on a destined mission, hence, the powerful and strong wording nickname; AKPAKOMIZA!

As a child, Akpakomiza as he his popularly known, attended Udomi Community Primary School and Ujabhole Community Secondary School respectively, both in Uwesan-Irrua, Esan Central LGA.

Unfortunately, the untimely death of his younger and only sister, as a result from complication from unhygienic water supply, fetched from the stream, cut short his dream of finishing his secondary school in Ujabhole Community Secondary School in Uwessan.

Indeed, the terrible impact of the loss of his close and only sister made him to leave his beloved community and relocate to Jos, Plateau State in tears, to live with his elder brother, where he eventually completed his secondary school education.

Amidst his sense of irrecoverable loss and righteous anger, he made a vow to God, that, if he blesses him financially, he will fix the problem of lack of hygiene public water menace in his community. Indeed, God answered his prayer and the first millions God blessed him with, was committed towards the fixing of the water problem in his community years ago.

After his Senior School Certificate Exam in Jos, Senator Akpakomiza got a job with a small firm that deals in books and computers with a paltry sum as salary. However, his smartness in salesmanship quickly endeared him to many big individuals, corporate organizations, government agencies and European missionaries in Jos and beyond.

One of such big company was Nasco. He became exceptionally successful in the sales of computers, such that many people encouraged him into setting up his own firm, which he heeded with every sense of determination to succeed.

Thus, at a time, many businessmen were still peddling in analogue enterprise, Senator Akpakomiza saw the future in computers and quickly keyed into the business by floating Chapman Computers Limited. The company soon became a household name in Plateau State.

Senator Akpakomiza foray into the ICT sector paid so well that he later established the Interweb Satcom Limited, a giant industry player in broadband sales and development. The young man soon found himself dealing with foreign entrepreneurs as Interweb Satcom Limited so began to be very famous in digital hardware.

Both Chapman Computers Limited and Interweb Satcom Limited became mega companies in trading, importing and competing with global industry players from Europe and America.

Senator Akpakomiza however did not stop the pursuit of knowledge even when he was already successful as a businessman. He went back to school and obtained a degree in Business Administration from the University of Abuja. He is currently pursuing his Masters’ degree in Policy and Leadership Studies in the same University of Abuja.

Thus, the public acknowledgement and recognition of his skillset and competencies by eminent Nigerians from various fields of endeavor, who were friends and associates of Late Chief Tony Anenih of blessed memory, endeared him to the late Iyasele of Esanland and the black race (Chief Tony Anenih).

Senator Akpakomiza’s valuable relationship with Chief Tony Anenih opened up vistas of political engagements between him and political heavyweights across the length and breadth of Nigeria, and therefore, on his own, developed the idea of politics of development and service to humanity. As someone who places value on friendship, he took Late Chief Anenih as his mentor, hero and ‘father.’

Senator Akpakomiza’s philosophy for playing politics is woven around human and infrastructural development. It was this factor that pushed him to contest for the Senate in Edo Central Senatorial District, under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

His giant strides in infrastructural development and human capital building amongst other public service delivery in Edo Central preciepited his overwhelmingly electoral victory on February 25th, 2023, thereby smashing the 24 years rule of PDP in Edo Central Senatorial District.

On June 13th, 2023, he was inaugurated as the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, representing Edo Central Senatorial District, Edo State, in the 10th National Assembly, and he chairs the Senate Committee on Public Procurement.

As a proud Edo man whose thoughts and feelings is centered around the development of the state and the wellbeing of her people, he joined the governorship race.

Senator Okpebholo’s altruistic love and desire to change the deplorable condition of infrastructure, tackle insecurity menace, transform education, health and agric sectors in Edo State were some of the things that propelled him into taking the leap to run for the governorship race.

On February 23rd, 2024 Senator Monday Okpebholo [Akpakomiza] was declared the winner of APC governorship primary election in Edo State after a fierce contest.

Distinguished Senator Monday Okpebholo [Akpakomiza] is married and blessed with Godly children.

Where knowledge, experience, education, leadership and competence matter, Senator Akpakomiza has led.