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Nigerian politician and Senator Joy Emodi who was declared the elected Senator for the Anambra North constituency of Anambra State, Nigeria in 2005 after the election of Emmanuel Anosike was annulled. She was born on born May 23, 1955 in Onitsha, Anambra State and is of Igbo extraction.

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Name Joy Emodi
Full Name Senator Joy Emordi
Profession Politician
Age 66 years (2021)
Date of Birth 23 May, 1955
Dr. Okey Emoji
Net Worth $1 million – $5 million (est.)


Joy Emodi Biography

Joy Emodi (born 23 May, 1955) was elected Senator for the Anambra North constituency of Anambra State, Nigeria, taking office on 20 February 2005 after the election of Emmanuel Anosike was annulled. She was re-elected in 2007, but her second election was appealed by Alphonsus Obi Igbeke, the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) candidate. After protracted hearings, Igbeke was declared the winner on 25 March 2010.

Joy Emodi Age

Senator Joy Emodi is 66 years old as of 2021

Joy Emodi Education, Early Life

Emodi was born on 23 May 1955 in Onitsha, Anambra State; and is of the Igbo extraction. She attended the Queen of the Rosary College, Onitsha and went on to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she earned a B.Sc. in Geography Education (1979), and then an LLB. Law (1985). After further legal training at the Nigeria Law School, Lagos she became a professional lawyer in 1987.

Joy Emodi Career

Emodi was an Education Officer with the Anambra State Schools Board (1983–1986), then Executive Secretary, Anambra State Development Authority (1994–1995). In 1995 she represented Nigeria at the Third African-American Summit in Senegal and at the World Women Conference in Beijing China. She was elected to the 1994/1995 Constitutional Conference. She was elected National Deputy Chairman (1994) and National Legal Adviser (1996) for the Congress for National Consensus (CNC) party during the administration of General Sani Abacha. In 1999, she was candidate for Anambra State governor on the All People’s Party (APP) platform.

Emodi won the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) primaries for the 12 April 2003 election for the Anambra North Senatorial zone, and was declared the winner on 16 April 2003. A few days later, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) reversed this decision, and declared Emmanuel Anosike as the winner. INEC had earlier returned Anosike as the winner of Anambra East/West Federal Constituency of the House of Representatives. After appeals, on 21 January 2004, the Election Petition Tribunal declared that Emodi had been duly elected, and after further appeals she took her seat in the Senate in February 2005. She was appointed Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, and a member of committees on Senate Services, Communications, Federal Capital Territory, Housing, Privatization, Sports and Women Affairs & Youth Development.

After re-election in April 2007, Emodi was re-appointed the Chairman of Senate Committee on Education, and was appointed a member of the Committees on Solid Minerals, Establishment and Public Service, and Petroleum Resources (Down Stream Sector). In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, This Day Newspapers noted that she had sponsored the National Ethics Curriculum Administration (NIEPA); in which she sponsored and co-sponsored thirteen motions. She was chair of the Education committee. Her second election was annulled and Igbeke declared the winner on 25 March 2010. The Senate delayed, but was ordered to swear in Igbeke in May 2010.


Emodi ran for election in the April 2011 elections on the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) platform, winning 54,060 votes. She was defeated by John Okechukwu Emeka of the PDP, who won 60,788 votes.

Joy Emodi Husband, Family

Joy Emodi is married to late Dr. Okey Emoji, and survived with four children. She lost her to death in September 2019.

Joy Emodi Son

Nollywood actor Ray Emodi is from Anambra State. He is the son of Nigerian politician and former senator, Joy Emodi.

Ray Emodi calls his mother his role model. Describing his relationship with his mother, Senator Joy Emodi

Joy Emodi Net Worth

Senator Joy Emodi estimated Net Worth around $1 million and $5 million.


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