Action Peoples Party (APP), Abia State has announced Prof. Osondu Akoma as the deputy governorship candidate to the governorship candidate of the party, Chief Mascot Uzor Kalu in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in 2023.
Prof.Osondu Akoma hails from the Ukwa East L.G.A. in Ukwa-Ngwa bloc of Abia South senatorial district of the state.A dedicated, committed, well-respected academia and technocrat.
Born on the 16th of December 1969,attended Hospital Road primary school Aba, Ascension Junior Seminary Umuebulungwu-Asa, all in Abia State, Nigeria. Thereafter, he proceeded to the University of Benin, where he graduated with B.Sc. (Hons) Botany in 1990.
In 1992, he began working as a Field Overseer for Abiapalm Nig Ltd, Ukwa, Abia State, and rose to the position of Assistant Collection Manager in 2001. Prof. Akoma obtained his Ph.D in Botany, specializing in Limnology and Algology, in 2004 at the University of Benin.
He was appointed lecturer Grade II in 2005 at Benson Idahosa University and he rose to the rank of a full Professor in 2017.Served as a Technical Expert for the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia under the auspices of the Technical Aid Corps between 2006 and 2008. During this period, he taught several plant biology courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels and acquired pedagogical training on student-centered active learning and the use of ICT tools in the teaching and learning process. He has over thirty (30) research publications in reputable peer-reviewed local and international journals.
Prof. Akoma has held the positions of Director Academic Planning (2012–2014), Head of Department, Biological Sciences (2016–2017), Dean, Faculty of Science (2017–2020), and Director ICT (2018–present). He has a passion for service and is a strong believer in efficiency, financial prudence, and the fear of God in all dealings.
He is married to Mrs. Ijeoma Osondu-Akoma and the union is blessed with a son, Miekikem Osondu-Akoma.