Audu Innocent Ogbeh (born 28 July 1947) is a Nigerian politician who was chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from 2001 until January 2005.
Ogbeh was born on July 28, 1947, in Otukpo, Benue State, of Idoma background. He attended King’s College, Lagos (1967 – 1968), then studied at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1969 – 1972) and the University of Toulouse, France (1973 – 1974). He lectured at the Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1972 – 1976) and headed the Department of Humanities, Murtala College of Arts, Science and Technology (1977 – 1979)
He veered into politics when In 1979 he ran for office in the Benue State House of Assembly under the Platform of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN), becoming deputy speaker of the house. In 1982 he was appointed Federal Minister of Communications, and later became Minister of Steel Development. His term of office ended in December 1983 when a military coup brought Major-General Muhammadu Buhari to power.
In December 2005, Ogbeh formally resigned from the PDP. As of 2009, he was chairman and managing director, Efugo Farms, Makurdi, and a member of Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships Incorporated, based in Philadelphia, United States of America.
In October, 2015 he was named as one of the Ministerial Nominees to be screened by the National Assembly under the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.
Video: Senate Screens Audu Ogbeh As Ministerial Nominee
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