Hope Uzodinma's wife Chioma becomes youngest first lady in Nigeria

Since Senator Hope Uzodinma was sworn in as the new governor of Imo state, Nigerians have beamed their searchlight on his better half who will be governing the state alongside him.

Recall that Uzodinma emerged as the surprise governor after the Supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha from the position on Wednesday. Uzodinma was sworn in on Thursday.

Making 30-year-old Chioma Uzodinma nee Ikeaka to emerge the youngest first lady in the history of Nigeria.

Chioma, a law graduate from Imo State University, is the governor’s wife from his second marriage in 2015.

Chioma from Ideato local government area of Imo State and the 61-years-old politician is said to have met by chance when she moved to Abuja years ago for her law school.

She was said to have been a close friend to someone who was in a relationship with the senator at that time, but Uzodinma on sighting Chioma, decided to dump her friend and went for her instead.
The couple have three children; a baby boy born in 2016 and a set of twin girl recently.

Uzodinma was once married to Augusta Uzodinma for 17 years. The marriage which produced five children, ended on a bitter note.

His decision to remarry, didn’t quite go down well with his first wife which made him marry Chioma secretly in a traditional marriage in 2015 in Owerri.

His wife was to later discover about his affair and subsequent engagement to Chioma and raised hell and brimstone.
Finding out that the senator planned to wed Chioma in the Catholic church, asked the Church and all concerned in the new marriage arrangement to indefinitely call off the plan, stressing that she is still legally married to him.

Augusta in an interview she granted when she found out about the affair, said that in 1996, after several years of marriage, her husband suddenly began to behave strangely towards her for no reason.

He would later ask her to move back in with her parents because according to him, the thought of seeing her around him was a threat to his life.

Naturally, she felt confused but obeyed him while waiting for him to meet with her family to settle their differences so she could return to her matrimonial home but he never did and he never divorced her.

He also prevented their children from seeing her and told them she was dead even though she was very much alive.
However, Uzodinma who argued that the marriage between him and Augusta was legally dissolved by the court and the Catholic Church years ago, proceeded with his union with Chioma and they have been together for five years now.

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