First Nigerian to serve as the President of World Youth Movement for Democracy
Dr Ekwealor Chinedu Thomas (EJELETE ALUTA) is the first Nigerian to serve as the President of World Youth Movement for Democracy.
He was nick-named EJELETE ALUTA during his NANS (National Association of Nigerian Students) leadership days. He founded NANS in South Africa.
By his active participation in student politics in South Africa, he represented the entire sub-Saharan African Region in World Youth Movement for Democracy and in the process became the president of the organization.Ekwealor Chinedu Thomas was born at Obokwo Farm Settlement, of Umuenwelum Anam town in Anambra State, to Chief Ekwealor Joseph Udekwe Ateli and Iyom Udegbune Ekwealor (Udaa Nwa-oba Soldier).
Now a University Don at the University of Kwuzulu-Natal in South Africa, Dr. Chinedu Thomas Ekwealor has officially declared his bid to contest for the Anambra North senatorial seat under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA. He will be slugging it out with the likes of Prince Chinedu Emeka, a former Deputy Governor, and former Nigerian Minister, Senator Stella Oduah who recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to APGA for the ticket for a seat in National Assembly in his senatorial district.
Chinedu Thomas said concerning his reigning political pursuit that:
“I know that I am exposed and qualified more than others for the senatorial job. “Anambra North senatorial district which comprised of Anambra East and West, Onitsha North and South, Ogbaru, Ayamelum and Oyi Local Government areas, has problem of poor representation at the National Assembly and that is why I want to go to senate to contribute in making laws that will address those problems.”