“Why we chose Harris Chuma as DG, Media and Publicity”


Banking on his sterling antecedents in similar roles, celebrated filmmaker and public relations consultant, Dr Chuma-Odili Harris Udoka, fondly called Ogene Ndigbo, has been named as the Director General of Media/ Publicity and Strategy for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA Governorship aspirant, Chief Akachukwu Nwankpo.

The Governorship hopeful who made the appointment in Awka, said he was bringing Dr. Chuma Odili on board to fortify his campaign team. “Dr Chuma is an outstanding personality, a professional media practitioner, a reliable partner and ally. I’m happy to have him as a member of my campaign team. He has agreed to partner with us for the actualisation of my guber ambition. He understands the terrain, and will play a vital role as we journey together. I’m delighted to have him as my Director of Media and Publicity.” At the event, Dr. Chuma-Odili said he accepted to serve because the job was a call to serve, a call to help Ndi Anambra choose the right man for the job. According to him, “Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo is an astute political leader. He is a man of the people, a great philanthropist and God-sent to Ndi Anambra.  He has the passion to serve and will make a good governor. His interest is anchored in making Anambra families more involved in the governance process of the state. He has lofty plans, profound ideas on how to improve the lot of Ndi Anambra. He is a thorough-bred politician who knows how best to serve his people”.

Chuma-Odili Harris Udoka Harris Chuma, a culture exponent, has before now, organised Anambra Media Excellence Awards, Anambra Independent Press Summit, Anambra Social media hangouts, as well as several other media events across Nigerian cities. He had worked as the General Secretary of Defence for Igbo interest in Lagos. He is also Founder, Igbo Film festival and BOT Chairman Association of Digital Media Core Advocates.

The Ogbunike Anambra State born Chuma-Odili, was a Governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, APC in 2017, before defecting to the APGA.

He holds a first degree in Mass Communication, and Post Graduate Diploma in Communication Leadership at the IUSEBA University. He bagged a Doctorate Degree(Honoris Causa) in Leadership, Social Advocacy and Community Development from the Prestigious Green Hills University, Denmark. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Corporate Management and Strategic Planning. He is the Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer of Don Harry Global Leasing Limited, and his Group of companies is into Marine Catering Services, Equipment Leasing, Hospitality Management, Haulage, Fashion, Entertainment and allied services.