By: Valentine Adese, Alfred Saiki and Reuben Egbah,
Hon. Edward Pwajok (SAN), has told the people of Plateau North that among those current vying for the Plateau North Senatorial seat, coming 2019, he is the most qualified.
The Lawmaker stated this as he declared his interest to join the senatorial race for the district come 2019, at his campaign office in Jos-South Local Government Area of Plateau state yesterday.
It is of note that, Hon. Pwajok (SAN) is currently representing the people of Jos-South/East Federal Constituency at the Lower chambers of the National Assembly.
Hon. Pwajok said apart from been a Lawyer like most of the other contestants in the opposition parties, he has risen to the rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and that he has also been confirmed, as a “Life Bencher” in the Profession.
He said his recent rating by the Lower chambers of the National Assembly (NASS) with respect to his contributions has also placed him ahead of other aspirants.
He called on his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to elect him as their candidate in the forthcoming primary election coming soon.
Hon. Pwajok said, “I will contest and win other contestants in the opposition political parties if given the opportunity by my party, the APC because, I am more qualified and I have been tested. I have kept faith with the people and I will remain to maintain that. My contributions in the 8th House of Representatives speaks for me.
READ THE FULL CURRICULUM VITEA OF HON. EDWARD PWAJOK (SAN) BELOW:
NAME: EDWARD GYANG PWAJOK (SAN)
MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED WITH 2 CHILDREN NATIONALITY:
NIGERIAN STATE OF ORIGIN:
PLATEAU LOCAL GOVT. AREA: JOS-SOUTH
PLACE OF BIRTH: KURU
CONTACT ADDRESS: 28 AHMADU BELLO WAY, JOS
HOME ADDRESS:01 P.D.PWAJOK & SONS LTD ESTATE, VWEI KURU.
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES:
A.KINDERGARGARTEN: NITR SCHOOL VOM 1968-1969 BISHOP’S SCHOOL JOS 1969-1971 B.PRIMARY SCHOOL: FATIMA PRIVATE SCH. JOS1971-1976 C.SECONDARY SCHOOL: (I) ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE VOM1976-1981 (II) GOVT. SEC. SCH. KURU1981-1982 D.TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS: (I) UNIVERSITY OF JOS 1982-1985 (II) NIG. LAW SCHOOL, LAGOS1993-1994
CERTIFICATES OBTAINED WITH DATES: (A)(GCE) O’ LEVEL 1982 (B)LLB1992 (C)BL1994 LAURELS OBTAINED: A.BEST ARTS STUDENT OF GRADUATING SET OF GSS KURU, 1982 B.RECEIVED TROPHY FOR COMING FIRST IN FEDERAL RADIO QUIZ FOR PLATEAU STATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN 1982 (ONE OF TWO THAT REPRESENTED G.S.S. KURU)
READING,TABLE TENNIS, TRECKING AND WATCHING TELEVISION.
WORKING EXPERIENCE AND POSITIONS HELD
A.N.BS .INVESTMENT CO LTD KADUNA 1994-1995 (NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE AS COMPANY SECRETARY) B.P.D. PWAJOK AND SONS (NIG LTD) 1995-2006 DIRECTOR/COMPANY SECRETARY/LEGAL ADVISER C.OUMAR SHITTIEN & CO. JOS 1996-1998 (JUNIOR COUNSEL) D. PWAJOK, IKOWE & CO. JOS1998-2007 (PRINCIPAL COUNSEL) E.ELM PROPERTIES & ESTATE DEVELOPMENT 2000-2006 CO LTD, ABUJA (COMPANY SECRETARY AND LEGAL ADVISER) F.SKY PROPERTIES LTD, ABUJA 2002-2006 (COMPANY SECRETARY AND LEGAL ADVISER) G.MINISTRY OF JUSTICE, PLATEAU STATE JANUARY 2007-APRIL 2007 & 16TH JUNE 2007 TO 29TH MAY, 2011, & 13TH JUNE 2011 TO 20TH OCTOBER, 2014.
1.LEGAL ADVISER, BEROM YOUTH MOVEMENT (BYM)2005-2007 2.FINANCIAL SECRETARY, BEROM EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (BECO) 2005-2006
POLITICAL EXPERIENCE WITH POSITIONS HELD:
1.ASPIRANT FOR JOS-SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL CHAIRMANSHIP UNDER THE PLATFORM OF SDP IN THE ABORTED NOVEMBER, 1993 PRIMARIES. 2.ASPIRANT FOR HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY UNDER PLATFORM OF PDP IN 1998 3.LEGAL ADVISER, DPN, PLATEAU STATE 1996-1997 4.STATE SECRETARY, DPN, PLATEAU STATE 1998 5.LEGAL ADVISER, PDP, PLATEAU STATE 2005-2006.
MEMBERSHIP OF ORGANIZATIONS/SOCIETIES/BODIES:
- MEMBER BODY OF BENCHERS OF NIGERIA FROM JANUARY 2007-20TH OCTOBER, 2014 B.MEMBER COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION OF NIGERIA FROM JANUARY 2007-20TH OCTOBER, 2014 C.MEMBER PLATEAU .STATE OF LEGAL EDUCATION OF NIGERIA FROM JANUARY 2007-20TH OCTOBER, 2014 D. MEMBER LEGAL PRACTITIONERS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE FROM JANUARY 2009 – 20TH OCTOBER 2014. E. MEMBER NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION FROM JUNE 1994 – 20TH 2014. F.MEMBER INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION FROM 2009-20TH OCTOBER, 2014 G.MEMBER BODY OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL FROM JAN. 2007 TO DATE H.MEMBER GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE NIGERIAN BAR, 2007-20TH OCTOBER 2014 I.MEMBER PLATEAU STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, JAN – APRIL 2007 16TH JUNE 2007-29TH MAY 2011 13TH JUNE 2011 TO OCTOBER 2014. J. MEMBER PL .STATE SECURITY COUNCIL, JAN – APRIL, 2007 16TH JUNE, 2007 – 20TH MAY 2007. K. MEMBER PLATEAU STATE TENDERS BOARD JAN. 2007 – APRIL 2007 16TH JUNE 2007 – 29TH MAY 2011 13TH JUNE 2011 – 20TH OCTOBER 2014 L. MEMBER PLATEAU STATE ECONOMIC TEAM 2010 – 20TH OCTOBER 2014 M. MEMBER PLATEAU LAND USE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE SEPTEMBER 2011 – 20TH 0CTOBER 2014 N. ELECTED MEMBER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE, 9TH JUNE 2015 – O. CHAIRMAN, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHT, 9TH NOVEMBER 2015.
ITALY; UNITED KINDOM; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ISREAL, JORDAN, EGYPT, AND UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, SPAIN, NETHERLANDS, FRANCE, AND BELGIUM.