20-year-old Nigerian Nominated By Irish Federal Government To Contest As Councillor


Acknowledged for his extraordinary cleverness and intelligence, 20-year-old Obinna Ekoba who is an award winning third year student of the Trinity College, Drimnagh, Dublin of Ireland, Obinna Ekoba is now contesting for the post of councillor for the Ballyfermort/Drimnagh ward on the podium of the Fine Gael party.

Ekoba is an Igbo boy from Orisheze, Ngo-Okpara Local Government Area in Imo State, Nigeria.

Having advanced with the overall best Leaving Certificate results at Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Drimnagh in 2015, 16-year-old Ekoba is doing all he can at balancing his both academics and his active participation in politics.

An election to Dublin City Council will take place on 24 May 2019 as part of the Irish local elections.

When asked about the election and if he has intentions to come into Nigerian politics someday, he said, “who knows the future; right now I am fully focused on this coming election, and what happens after then only time will tell. The election to Dublin City Council will take place on May 24, 2019 as part of the Irish local elections.

In the election, 63 councilors will be elected from 11 Local Electoral Areas (LEAs) on the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote (PR-STV) for a five-year term of office. In 2014, there were nine LEAs each electing between six to nine councilors. Following the recommendations of the Local Area Boundary Committee Report in June 2018, there are now 11 LEAs each electing between five and seven councilors.

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