Audu Innocent OgbehÂ (born 28 July 1947) is aÂ NigerianÂ politician who was chairman of theÂ Peopleâ€™s Democratic PartyÂ (PDP) from 2001 until January 2005.
Ogbeh was born on July 28, 1947, inÂ Otukpo,Â Benue State, ofÂ IdomaÂ background. He attendedÂ Kingâ€™s College, LagosÂ (1967 â€“ 1968), then studied at theÂ Ahmadu Bello University,Â ZariaÂ (1969 â€“ 1972) and theÂ University of Toulouse,Â FranceÂ (1973 â€“ 1974). He lectured at the Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1972 â€“ 1976) and headed the Department of Humanities,Â Murtala College of Arts, Science and TechnologyÂ (1977 â€“ 1979)
He veered into politics when In 1979 he ran for office in the Benue State House of Assembly under the Platform of theÂ National Party of NigeriaÂ (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-GeneralÂ Muhammadu BuhariÂ to power.
In December 2005, Ogbeh formally resigned from the PDP.Â As of 2009, he was chairman and managing director, Efugo Farms,Â 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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