The Chairman, Members and Secretary

Chairman/Chief Electoral Commissioner


Chief (Barr) Mike Ogbodu (CP rtd) was born on the 9th March, 1956 into the family of Late Fineman Ogbodu Okpomor family, Obromudu in Oghara Kingdom, Ethiope West Local Government Area, Delta.

He attended Roman Catholic  Mission School, Ugbevwe –Ugbakele, Mosogar, Delta State, Zik’s Academy, Sapele. Chief Ogbodu also attended University of Lagos, where he obtained a Bachelor Degree in Economics in 1980.

He enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintend of Police (ASP) after his NYSC in 1981. He was trained at the prestigious Police Staff College, Jos, Plateau State for one year and was commissioned as an ASP  and  was thereafter deployed to the then Kaduna State.

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Secretary to The Commission

SecretaryMr Christopher Ofodile Onwuma is an experienced Manager cum Public Administrator with track records of excellence in all establishment he has been opportuned to serve . He hails from Umungwu Quarters of Oko-Ogbele, Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State, born on 7th October, 1960 to the family of Chief and Mrs Azuka Onwuma (The Odogwu of Oko Kingdom).

Mr Christopher Ofodile Onwuma bagged a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Government and Public Administration from the Abia State University, Nigeria (ABSU) and later proceeded to the prestigious University of Benin, Benin City, (UNIBEN) Edo State Nigeria where he meritoriously added another feather to his academic portfolio a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance (M.Sc.) Read More

Member/Electoral Commissioner

Member Hon. Frederick Oduje Ulakpa was born at Owa-Alero on 22nd day of September, 1950.  He attended Council School (now) Eghoma Primary School, Owa-Alero from 1956 to 1961 and the Anglican Secondary Modern School, Owa-Alero from 1962 to 1964.

Through private studies, he sat and passed GCE O/L in six credit at a sitting in November, 1977 as well as WASC Examination in 1979 and came out in Division one as part-time student of the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), Agbor.

He worked in Bendel Insurance Company Limited, Benin City, first as a Messenger and latter as a Clerical Officer from 1975 to 1979 Read More

Member/Electoral Commissioner

Member Hon. Greg Edeme was born in January 23rd 1963, holds a Bachelor of Science (B.SC.Hons) degree in Psychology from the University of Jos in 1990.
He started his Educational career in St. Patrick`s Primary School Sapele Delta State where he obtained his first School leaving Certificate  in 1973, and in 1978 he obtained the West Africa School Certificate From Okotie- Eboh Grammar School Sapele in Delta State.

Hon. Greg Edeme spent most of his working career in the Private sector where he served in various capacities in the financial and oil and gas sectors respectively. Between 1992 and 1995 he worked with the Medlye group of Companies Lagos, a financial outfit and held positions as export officer, foreign trade officer and rose to the position of credit and investment Manager Read More

Member/Electoral Commissioner

Member Hon. (Mrs) Light Oritseweyinmi Diden was born on 14th February, 1978 at Sapele, Delta State. She had her Primary Education between 1983-1988 at Okotie Ebon Primary School, Sapele. She proceeded to Abraka Grammar School, Abraka between 1989-1993 for her Secondary Education. Still not satisfied with her educational achievements, she secured admission into Lagos State University, where she obtained a Bachelor Degree in Political Science in 2004. Hon. (Mrs) Diden did her National Youth Service in Abia State between 2005 and 2006.

Hon. (Mrs) Light Diden worked briefly with Ememadrew Ventures as PRO, between 2008-2009, The Woman of Good Heart Initiative, Warri, Delta State as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer from 2015 till date Read More

Member/Electoral Commissioner

Member Hon. (Engr) James E. Umukoro had his working career in Shell Nigeria for over 25 years as a Stakeholder Management Professional working with relevant stakeholders to sustainably secure social license to enhance the operations and growth of the company business as well as reputation management/enhancement.

For over 5 years (March, 2010 - August, 2015) he was the Social Performance Lead (Community Interface Coordinator) and the Authorised Person in Social Performance, covering Niger Delta oil producing communities, Delta and Bayelsa States. A member of Swamp West Asset Leadership Team, championing the drive for the attainment of production targets by deploying strategies that enhance zero community production deferment, and attainment of community disruption free days More

Member/Electoral Commissioner


Hon. (Mrs) Wagbatsoma Yvonne Ovueuvo was born on the 31st day of July 1971, into the family of late chief E.G Arubayi, in Uvwie local Government Area of Delta State. A brilliant and focused person, she attended the University of Benin where she bagged a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a second class Upper Division in 1992, and also obtained a Masters in Business Administration in the year 1996. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

Mrs. Wagbatsoma joined the Delta State Civil Service in 1997 as Principal Tax Assistant IV attached to the Board of Internal Revenue and rose through the ranks to the position of Chief Inspector of Taxes where she functioned as the Head of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Tax Office Effurun Read More