Hon Kennedy Ibe, is a lawmaker with style and panache. Call him, one of the finest and proactive lawmakers, among the present set of Imo House of Assembly members, you are not mistaken.
Some of his unique attributes, is the finesse and charisma he has brought to the act of lawmaking and legislation. And these factors have made Ibe, a lawyer cum legislator, indispensable in the business and affairs of the Imo State House of Assembly.
He is one among the few lawmakers, who conquered the turbulent storm associated with re- election, as he broke the jinx of returning to the House for a second term. Analysts contend that his impressive performance during his first term in the House was the propelling force that earned him re –election.
The two term lawmaker has become a formidable pillar in the 9th House of Assembly, having successfully made an impressive start at the 8th Assembly, where he made in-depth and robust contributions to deliberations and debates on the floor of the House.
His wealth of experience in the art of lawmaking, symbiotic relationship with his colleagues, has elevated him to an “Oracle”, whose views has to be sought on issues affecting the State legislature.
This is the key factor why his name has continued to pop up as potential Speaker of the State House of Assembly, whenever the search for a Speaker arises.
Aside being a two term member of the House, he has demonstrated an uncommon passion to ensure effective representation for his Obowo constituents.
Thus far, he has changed the narrative in Obowo State Constituency, as his representation has been riddled with unprecedented landmark achievements which has been attested to by his constituents, who admire his humility, zeal and passion for the good of Obowo.
Launched into Imo political hemisphere in 2008 by his appointment as member of an Interim Management Committee under Governor Ikedi Ohakim, Hon.Kennedy Ibe, contested for councillorship of his ward and won, became the Leader of the Council, till then Governor Rochas Okorocha dissolved the elected Council Chairmen and councilors on 6th July, 2011.
His uncommon humility, brilliance and commitment to the service of his people and penchant for bringing value, led to his being hired by Deacon Chike Okafor as Special Assistant while the latter served as Commissioner for Finance.
This seemingly little position was so beautifully ultilized by Hon.Ibe (Nkenkenyi Obowo) to warm himself so much into the hearts of all progressive minded in Obowo LGA, that his aspiration to the Imo State House of Assembly in 2015 was greeted with unprecedented acceptance.
A grassroot servant cum commander, Kennedy Ibe brought a seamless connection between Obowo and Imo State government with commendable results, giving way for a second term victory in 2019
Hon. KENNEDY IBE FACT FILE
*Born to the Family Of Late Hon Stanley Onyeagodirimma Ndudim Ibe, a captain of the Biafra Army, and one time Deputy Leader, Obowo Legislative Council
*Attended Regina Caeli Primary School Umunachi Obowu.
* Ascol Comprehensive Secondary School Ajeokuta, Kogi State.
*Studied Law, Enugu State University Of Science and Technology After making awesome grades in political science
*Best Graduating Student, Nigeria Law School, Enugu, Bagged Bachelor of Laws
*Masters Degree In Law, Abia State University
*Member, Nigeria Bar Association
*Legal Attachee,,Uzoma Nwogu & Co, Barristers and Solicitors Chambers
*Founder, Kennedy Chidozie Ibe and Co Law Firm
*Married With Children
*Member, Transition Committee, Obowo LGA (2006- 2008)
*Elected Councilor, Obowo Legislative Council (2013)
*Special Assistant (Political) to Imo State Commissioner of Finance
*Elected Member, Imo State House of Assembly (2015)
*Re elected Member, Imo State House of Assembly (2019-)
Ibe’s Record of Dividends of Democracy To Constituents
- Donation of transformers to various communities
- Construction of Markets, Civic Halls, bungalows for widows
- Consistent Free JAMB Registration for Obowo Students
- Restoration of Electricity to Communities in Obowo after many years of power outage
- Rehabilitation of Schools
- Construction of 500 Seater Capacity Solar Powered ICT Centre
- Reconstruction of Road networks within Popular ‘Malaysian Market’
- Provision of Boreholes Markets and Communities
Legislative Career Laden With Bills And Motions
Hon Kennedy Ibe has to his credit seven people oriented bills and 35 motions.
*Fiscal Responsibility Law
*Bill For The Establishment Of A Bureau For Defence of the Defenceless and Conflict Resolution.
*Imo State Industrial Guide Bill
*A Bill For A Law for the Amendment Of Owerri Capital Development Authority
* A Bill For A Law For The Establishment Of An Information Communications Technology Centre in 27 LGAs, Cancer Research And Management Centre Bill,
*Imo State Investment Promotion Commission (Amendment) Bill
* A Bill For A Law To Regulate Land Allocation At State Industrial Layout and for other related purposes