Athan Achonu Bio, Age, Wiki, Wife, Career, Tribe, Net Worth

Senator Athan Achonu has emerged as the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate for Imo State.

Athan Achonu Biography

Athan Nneji Achonu, was a one time Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and represented Imo North at the Federal House. He was born on May 31, 1959 and hails from the Okigwe extraction of Imo State, Nigeria.

Athan Achonu Age

Athanasius Achonu is 63 years old.

Athan Achonu Early Life

He had his early education at Madonna High School Etiti in Imo State, Government College Umuahia in Abia State and then proceeded to John Cabot University, Rome, Italy.

Athanasius Achonu Career

Achonu is popularly known as the one-armed General. He is a renowned agronomist. The spectacular thing about this courageous man is the fact that he has only one arm! Many would have perceived this as a disability but he has not allowed that to deter him in his ambition.

He is an astute business man who has over the years recorded giant achievements in the business world. Amongst his successful companies which he built from scatch and took to an enviable peak are Nejach Engineering Limited, Okebaram Resources Limited, Mathan Nigeria Limited, Orient Refining Company Nigeria Limited and Chia Enterprises Limited.

In 2015, Chief Athan Nneji Achonu contested for the Imo South Senatorial seat and was declared winner on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party.

However, in December 2015, the Appeal Court sitting in Owerri, Imo State capital upturned his election at the instance of the candidate of the Accord Party that Athan’s party’s logo was not included in the ballot papers used for the 2015 National Assembly election. The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Benjamin Uwajumogu was then declared the winner of the polls.

In 2023, Athan Achonu, a former senator won the Labour Party (LP) governorship ticket in Imo state. He won at the governorship election primary held in Owerri, the capital of Imo.

Calistus Ihejiagwa, the returning officer, announced that Achonu scored 134 votes to beat his closest rival Jack Ogunewe, a retired major general, who scored 121 votes.

Athan Achonu Net Worth

Athan Achonu has an estimated net worth to be around $50 million.

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