Edward David Onoja

[1]Edward Onoja is the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Nigeria.[2] He hails from Odidoko-Emonyoku in Ogugu District of Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State. He was the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kogi State before assuming the office of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State on 21 October 2019 following the impeachment of the Deputy Governor[3] Simon Achuba by the Kogi State House of Assembly. [4]

Edward David Onoja
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Deputy Governor of Kogi State
Olimene Attah Igala
Assumed office
October 21, 2019 (2019-10-21)
GovernorYahaya Bello
Personal details
(1974-08-09) August 9, 1974 (age 46)
Olamaboro, Kogi State
Alma materUniversity of Jos
  • Politician
  • Banker
Known forCommander of Igala Kingdom

Before being elected as the Deputy Governor in the 16 November 2019 general elections,[5] Edward became Head of Campaigns and Chief Strategist for the Yahaya Bello Campaign Organization. He led a team of hitherto unknown, but equally passionate, youngsters into all the nooks and crannies of Kogi State canvassing for his candidate. The All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated an incumbent People's Democratic Party (PDP) governor to make Yahaya Bello the 4th Executive Governor of Kogi State. Edward Onoja served as Chief of Staff to Yahaya Bello until his assumption as the Deputy Governor weeks to the election.[6]

Edward David Onoja was appointed the Director-General, APC Campaigns for the 2019 General Elections in Kogi State. He discharged that assignment with unprecedented results. The APC won 25 out of the 25 state constituency Assembly seats in Kogi State. The party also won seven (7) out of the nine (9) federal constituency seats in the state and 2 out of the 3 senate seats.[7] Based on the recent ruling of the elections tribunals nullifying the only Senate seat lost by the APC, it does appear that Edward Onoja made a clean sweep of all 3 Senatorial seats in Kogi State. [8][9] He is married to Ejura Onoja.


  1. ^ says, Felix B. (2019-11-16). "Wife of Kogi deputy governor attacked in Dekina". P.M. News. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  2. ^ https://www.today.ng/topic/edward-onoja/amp&ved=2ahUKEwjUsYi2xd_nAhUNYcAKHZv2AJoQFjAKegQIARAC&usg=AOvVaw2Nux8tomYyekAb2loVQR0Y
  3. ^ https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/simon-achuba-kogi-deputy-governor-has-been-impeached/d1npv3g
  4. ^ https://www.thecable.ng/yahaya-bello-is-a-divine-leader-says-edward-onoja-after-voting/amp&ved=2ahUKEwjUsYi2xd_nAhUNYcAKHZv2AJoQFjAWegQIBRAC&usg=AOvVaw0XYRH37QDCKtf2YA7DZO3F&ampcf=1
  5. ^ https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/north-central/363901-yahaya-bello-declared-winner-of-kogi-governorship-election.html
  6. ^ https://nationalinsightnews.com/edward-onoja-sworn-in-as-kogi-deputy-governor/
  7. ^ https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/03/25/apc-sweeps-all-25-state-assembly-seats-in-kogi/
  8. ^ "Edward Onoja Sworn In As Kogi Deputy Governor | Channels Television". www.channelstv.com. Retrieved 2019-12-11.
  9. ^ "Kogi chief judge swears in Onoja as Deputy Governor". 2019-10-21. Retrieved 2019-12-11.