Sunday, December 10, 2023

Desmond Okeme Adejoh | Biography, Early life, Career

Barr. Desmond Okeme Adejoh, hails from Egume, in Dekina Local Government of Kogi state.

Okeme Adejoh is foundly called the “Black Diamond” by his peers, due to his complexion, and resourcefulness. He is currently the flagbearer of Labour Party in the forthcoming Kogi State 2023 Governorship election


Early Life and Education

He was born into the family of Mr. Alexander Okeme and Late Mrs. Esther Okeme. Until retirement, Mr. Alexander served in the Kogi State Civil Service, while Late Mrs. Esther spent her life, imparting others as a teacher, a grassroot mobilizer and political influencer.

He began his educational life at the L.G.E.A Primary School, Lokogoma, Lokoja, Kogi State, where he obtained his First school Leaving Certificate in 1995.

Between 1995 to 1998, Adejoh Okeme attended the famous Government Science Secondary School, Lokoja, where he sat for his Junior School Certificate Examinations, after which he proceeded to Ochaja Boys Secondary School, Ochaja for Senior Secondary Education.

Driven by his passion to impact the society, Okeme applied and gained admission to study Law at the Kogi State University, Ayingba, where he graduated with good grades in 2006.

After completing his Nigeria Law School education, at the Lagos Campus, he was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2009.


Professional Career

Between 2008 to 2009, Okeme served as Lecturer II, Department of Legal Studies, Federal Polytechnic, Kaduna during his one-year National Youth Service. He is widely travelled and has enjoyed a blissful carrier as a Lawyer and Solicitor of the Supreme Court, with interests in Corporate Mediation and Negotiations, Criminal and Civil litigation, Debt Recovery, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Property Consultancy, Legal Advisory services, amongst others.

He married with kids and serves as a Principal Partner, at  A. A Okeme & Associates, Abuja, as well as the Managing Director, BoldTouch Homes Limited, Abuja.

In the Nigerian Industrial Mining and Properties Industry, Okeme has carved a niche for himself as a successful business man and employer of labour, having established and sustained business contacts and ventures across Canada, China and the United Kingdom and have provided employment opportunities for over 300 Nigerian youths, most of whom are indigenes of Kogi state.


Political Career

Okeme had been a political underdog, having worked for and supported candidates who have aspired for leadership positions at different levels, within and outside Kogi State.

Barr Desmond Okeme Adejoh was declared winner of the Kogi state Labour Party Primary which held on Saturday 15th April 2023.

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