24 October 1969
Nnenna Ijeoma Elendu Ukeje is the Representative for Bende Federal Constituency, Abia State, Nigeria. She was re-elected to this position on May 29, 2011 and also served as the Chairman house committee on foreign affairs. In the 2015 general elections she was also re-elected to the house of representative & once again appointed as the house committee chairman on foreign affairs
Ukeje is from Alayi, Abia State and attended Federal Government Girls’ College, Owerri, Imo State. She also attended the University of Benin, Edo State before graduating from the University of Lagos with a bachelor’s degree in education.
Prior to her political career, Ukeje enjoyed a successful career in the hotel management industry. Ukeje has stated that her passion for public service comes from her father, late Captain Sunday Elendu-Ukeje, who was a decorated pilot with the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Airways prior to his retirement. Her mother, Roseline Ukeje, served as Chief Judge of the Federal High Court prior to her retirement.
Ukeje’s initial foray into politics was her first election in office in 2007 as the Representative for Bende Federal Constituency, Abia State under the People’s Democratic Party. She was re-elected in 2011. In 2015 she was one of 15 women members and of the ten from the People’s Democratic Party (Nigeria) who were elected to the 8th National Assembly. The other PDP women were Eucharia Okwunna, Sodaguno Festus Omoni, Nkiruka Chidubem Onyejeocha, Rita Orji, Evelyn Omavovoan Oboro, Beni Butmaklar Langtang, Omosede Igbinedion Gabriella, Fatima Binta Bello and Stella Obiageli Ngwu.