Chikwe Nkemnacho was born on 1 January 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a lawyer and a civil servant who has lived in the London Borough of Newham for 17 years. He is a trustee of UK charities and Associations and had initiated and led on programmes to help the oppressed, the poor, the disabled and the elderly in Newham, the UK and the Third World.
He provides free advice and support to Newham residents. He had fought for the time restrictions in West Ham to be fair and not punitive on the residents.
Edward Onoriode Chikwe Nkemnacho was born on 1 January 1963 in the town of Lagos, Nigeria, as Chikwe Onoriode Nkemnacho.
His father is Chief George Benin Nkemnacho, a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria who hails from Ugbodu in Aniocha North Local Government area of Delta State. His mother Mrs Theresa Ogbe Nkemnacho is a retired midwife from Ekiugbo in Ughelli North Local Government area of Delta State of Nigeria.
Chikwe is married to Mrs Antonia Nkemnacho and they are blessed with a daughter, Awele Nkemnacho.
Chikwe attended St James Primary School, Benin City, Edo State, (now known as Agbado Primary School) and Edo College, Benin City. From there he gained admission to the University of Benin to study Law, graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor of Law Degree.
CAREER & POLITICS
In 1985, he did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abeokuta, where he spent six months working with the Ogun State Police and another six months with the Ogun State Ministry of Justice.
In 1987, he joined his father to open up a solicitors firm. Not long after, catastrophe struck and the family went into turmoil with the loss of three siblings within four years. This and other reasons compelled him to travel out of Nigeria for greener pastures.
In 1993, Chikwe migrated to the United Kingdom and settled in the London Borough of Newham. The first few years in the UK saw him doing various odd jobs. He had a spell as a security officer and minicab driver until the year 2000, when he became a British citizen.
While searching for a skilled job, he engaged in politics joining the Labour Party in West Ham, where he became a ward representative. However when Ken Livingstone’s oppression by the Labour Party became bitter with the Party hierarchy, like most other Labour Party members, Chikwe left the party for good. He got a job in her Majesty’s government in where he had been since 2002. Chikwe is currently working with the Department for Work and Pensions in London and have acquired sufficient civil service experience and skills in the UK.
Chikwe is presently campaigning for the position of Mayor of Newham with a hunger for change and a better Newham that works for all.
It says currently campaigning to be Mayor of Newham but this seems to have been correct prior to the elections of 2010.
Where he finished bottom.
Given this gentleman’s remarkable looking CV perhaps this is a great loss for the people of Newham?
His CV leaves out one giant role this man undertook during his life.
He was National Head of the NBM/Black Axe mafia from 1987-88. A term cut short due to abdicating for unknown reasons. Prior to holding the dubious position of top man in the organisation he was also National Crier 1983/84.
Founding Father Nicholas idemudia doesn’t have good words to say about him: THERE ARE MANY GAMES BEING PLAYED. MEN LIKE TONY EJIOFOR WANT TO BE SEEN AS FOUNDERS WHEN THEY ARE NOT. HE IS PART OF THE CONFUSION. OTHERS LIKE CHIKWE NKEMNACHO FORMER HEAD-NBM HAVE BEEN TELLING STORIES THAT THEY RE-FORMED NBM IN 1983. IF YOU LISTEN TO THOSE PEOPLE YOU WILL GO ASTRAY.
Today it’s unclear whether Mr Nkemnacho is still a civil servant in Newham (though I’m aware of another London Zone member who is….). Companies House has him operating a “transport” company from an address., in of all places, the NBM safe haven of Barking.
Whereas NBM members in other countries have a “safe house” in the UK they have a whole London borough.