Erudition, urbanity defines his life. Dr Uwemedimo Udo is unalterably a gifted leader – a quintessence of resourcefulness, a patriot and harmonizer.
In him, one sees innovative spirit which Steve Jobs, the Co-founder of Apple describes as that which “distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
A scion of the family of Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel James Udo of blessed memory in Ikot Ebido, Oku, Uyo Local Government Area, the Peoples Democratic Party Chairmanship Candidate of Uyo Local Government Area was born 36 years ago. He attended QIC Oku Group School and later Government Primary School, Afaha Ube Itam where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.
Young, intelligent Uwemedimo Udo later attended Community Secondary Commercial School, Ibiaku Itam for his Junior Secondary Education and later St. Mary’s Science College Ediene Abak where he finished his secondary education in flying colors.
With his zealousness for knowledge, he went further to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Uyo after which he served his Nation through the compulsory NYSC scheme in Minna, Niger State.
Unsatisfied with his passion for higher education, Uwemedimo Udo moved to the University of Ibadan for his Master’s Degree and thereafter Michael Okpara University for his Doctoral Degree programmes.
Taking to heart the profound words of Sunday Adelaja that “To stand out is to be known for something outstanding”. Dr Uwemedimo Udo committed himself to excellence in his academic pursuit. Rewardingly, in his set, he emerged the Best Graduating Science Student in University of Uyo and Best Graduating Post Graduate Student in his set at the University of Ibadan.
Interestingly, his rich credentials, known ingenuity, excellence and suave character has earned him a place to serve as a lecturer in the University of Uyo. He has since withdrawn his service from the University to in line with public service rules inorder to contest the local government poll in October, 2020.
What is more, his resourcefulness, love and reverence to God has seen him blossomed even at religious circle. He is currently the Church Committee Secretary of Qua Iboe Church OKU, 112 Ikot Ekpene Road, Uyo.
Before joining the services of University of Uyo, his leadership acumen attracted him to his people at the grassroots where they gave him the mandate to serve as the Publicity Secretary of the PDP and later the Secretary of the party in his Ward.
Dr Uwemedimo Udo is a strong advocate for good governance and accountability in government. He expresses his views to his followers on radio and across many social media platforms. As a leader with the knack for societal and governance reforms, some of his views are unpopular and offensive to established order.
His nomination has elicited unusual delight among his followers on social media.
His emergence as the PDP Chairmanship Candidate has rekindled hope of renaissance and peaceful bond as many people look forward to his reign as Local Government Chairman in the Capital City of Akwa Ibom State