Honourable Uche Onyeagucha
Honorable Uche Onyeagucha was born in Obinze, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria in 1965. As a lawyer and environmental activist, he worked with Oronto Douglas and Ken Saro-Wiwa, to bring justice to Ogoniland on the vast environmental damage and injustice done to the land in the 1960s by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). As a pro-democracy campaigner, he has fought military dictatorship, suffering several detentions and persecutions, nonetheless undaunted throughout it all.
His past professional work has included serving as a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, legal advisor for the Ijaw Youth Council and the Colliery Pensioners (Imo State), and founder member for the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria. He sits on the boards of trustees for Kiisi Trust Fund (Chairman), WORI Nigeria, Governors Civil Liberties Organization, and Founder Right 2 Know. He is currently the Principal Officer and Founding Partner for Onyeagucha, Chinda, and Associates. Mr. Onyeagucha served as a member of the Federal House of Representatives in Nigeria from 2003 – 2007. In 2017, Mr. Onyeagucha decided to run for Governor of Imo State under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).