Ever since he made his debut in the political sphere of Owerri zone, Chief Jerry Chukwueke has remained a household name in the politics of Imo state.
Chief Jerry Chukwueke is a philanthropist of humane and humble character, born to the Chukwueke’s family of Awaka in Owerri North LGA of Imo State on the 28th of January 1957.
Chief Jerry Chukwueke popularly known as Ohamadike Ndi Owerre is an industrialist of high repute; an accomplished entrepreneur, a renowned/ “practical” politician and a businessman with fleets of businesses ascribed to his name.
Chief Jerry is the founder of Germaine Group, comprising of sectoral services including health and pharmaceuticals, property and investment ownership facilitation.
He is the Chairman/CEO Malvin Energy Services Nigeria Ltd, an Oil and Gas servicing/consulting company.
Jerry is the President/CEO Dominion Automotive Group and Dominion Ford/Mercury, Culpeper Virginia, USA. a dynamic Automobile Company with over 200 staff strength and annual turnover of over 60million US Dollars.
Jerry is the Chairman Malben Foreshore Development Ltd, dealing in Real Estate management. He is the Director of Food Concept International, (Owners of Chicken Republic.) He is the Director/CEO of Salus Trust Ltd, (A Health Maintenance Organisation.), The CEO of Veritas Travel Agency Ltd. etc, etc, etc.
Chief Jerry Chukwueke was educated at the then prestigious Our Ladies Primary School, Emekuku, Imo State, between 1969–1975.
He attended St. Francis College, Uturkpo, Benue State, Nigeria and thereafter, he went in for his undergraduate studies at the Morgan State University, Baltimore Maryland, where he obtained two degrees in 1984 : BSC in political science and BA in international relations.
Chief Jerry is honored in the business and political world with awards from institutions and corporate bodies which includes but not limited to; *1985: Morgan State University most likely to Succeed Graduate Student Award.
1991: Top 100 Black Owned Business In America- Black Enterprise Magazine Award to Dominion Ford Mercury.
2006: Most Improved Toyota Dealer Award to Germaine Auto Centre.
2008: National Quality Automobile Sales, Services, Repairs & Leasing Company of the Year Award to Germaine Auto Centre.
2008: Toyota Nigeria Ltd Best in Customer Satisfaction Award to Germaine Auto Centre.
2008: Thisday Newspaper 40 Men of Integrity Award in Corporate Nigeria.
2008: Association For Promoting Nigerian Language and Culture (APNILAC) Award of Excellency in Supporting the Promotion of Nigerian Languages and Culture.
2009: Newswatch Magazine Award of 50 Notable Leaders in Corporate Nigeria.
*2009: Financial Standard FS Newspaper Award of Fifty Drivers of Change in Corporate Nigeria.
2014: Vanguard Media Limited Award of Nigeria’s Most Resourceful CEOs in National Development. To his people, there is non like Jerry; D philanthropist of our time. He is honored with a chieftaincy title, OHA MA DIKE NDI OWERRE by the entire autonomous communities in Owerri Federal Constituency made up of about 37 autonomous communities.
This honor they displayed in reciprocity of his love, dedication and commitment to the things of his people . He is a man at home with his people.
In the political arena, Chief Jerry Chukwueke is without doubt a political colossus. A man with so much experience and practical knowledge of the pains and gains of Imo politics. A man who has passed through the learning curve of Owerri zone, learning the ups and downs of Owerri zone politics, ie the politics of ” (Okwu Owerri, Aga Ekwuya Ekwu “)
Chief Jerry was the Owerri Zone People’s Democratic Party (PDP) consensus gubernatorial candidate for 2007,
The chairman PDP Contact and Mobilization Committee 2013, which gave him the political name “Jerry D Great Mobilizer”.
In 2019 Chief Jerry Chukwueke became the Vice Presidential Candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and later made the chairman APGA National Reconciliation Committee…2019
On the family side, Chief Jerry Chukwueke is happy and happily married to Lolo Chinelo Chukwueke (Nee Okadigbo), a union that is blessed with wonderful children: Mrs Nicole Chikwe, daughter (nee Chukwueke), Mrs Megan Onyeukwu, daughter (nee Chukwueke), Mr. Ifeanyi Chukwueke (son) and others.
Chief Jerry Chukwueke is a full, loyal and committed member of The All Progressives Congress (APC). Chief Jerry is ever ready to strengthen and consolidate every working relationship with the Governor, the government of Imo State and the Imo State House of Assembly, especially those of Owerri zone extraction.
Chief Jerry Chukwueke (Ohamadike Ndi Owerre) is in all ramification, a round peg in a round hole and as such the right man for Imo East Senatorial District. #JERRYISAGOALFOROWERRIZONE
Thank you. Omeire Kingsley writes from Ahiazu Mbaise LGA.