By Emmanuel Chigbata, Staff Reporter
Friday, 6th of May 2022 was a historic day for Oxfordshire Cherwell District Council as Dr. Chukwudi Okeke became the first-ever black ethnic minority Councillor to be elected to the Council.
Dr. Okeke, during his acceptance speech, thanked members of the Labour Party in Banbury, especially the leader of the opposition, and others helping to achieve the dream.
Dr. Chukwudi Okeke, who was twice elected as the Vice-Chair of Oxford & District Labour Party, was born in Amaokpala in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
He attended his primary school education at Mbato Primary School and Junior and Senior Secondary School at Community Secondary School, Nanka, and Government Technical College Awka (GTC) respectively.
He proceeded to Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom, where he obtained BEng (Hons), MPhil, and Ph.D. in Automotive Engineering.
He works in the Automotive Design Industry as a Senior CAE Design Engineer.
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