OrderPaperToday – Francis Ottah Agbo has joined the list of first time lawmakers who made it to the 9th Assembly from the just concluded National Assembly elections.

Mr. Agbo, who is the Special Adviser on Media Relations to the Governor of Bayelsa State, defeated Unogwu Oche Michael of the All Progressive Congress (APC) amongst others to represent Ado/Ogbadigbo/Okpokwu federal constituency, Benue state. He contested under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Francis Ottah Agbo was born on 6th June 1974 in Ukwonyo clan in Utonkon district of Ado Local Government Area of Benue State. A graduate of mass communication of the University of Maiduguri, he enrolled for a master’s degree in same field of study at the Benue State University, Makurdi and obtained M.Sc Mass Communications in 2006 and subsequently, a Ph.D in Media Arts from the University of Abuja.

In 2016, Mr. Agbo was appointed Special Adviser on Media Relations in less than a week after the Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson’s inauguration for a second term in office.

Before Francis Agbo’s new appointment, he was Media Consultant to the governor. He had also worked as spokesman (Senior Special Assistant) to the former Minister of Information and Communications, late Prof. Dora Akunyili.

In 2015 general elections, he was appointed by the former Senate President, Senator David Mark as the Chairman of the David Mark Media Campaign Committee.

Ottah Agbo has traversed many media houses in his journalism career where he broke many stories. Among the newspapers where he practiced are Insider Magazine, TheNews Magazine, The Sun Publishing Limited where he served as Politics Editor, Sunday Sun, all in Lagos and later rose to be Group Politics Editor of the Abuja based Leadership newspapers.

Agbo is married and blessed with children.

Reporting by Owokade Oluwatomilade


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