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Nigerian-Born Scientist, Ernest Ezeajughi Re-Elected as UK Mayor

Ernest Nnaama Ezeajughi, a Nigerian of Igbo decent has been elected to serve a second term as the Mayor of Brent for another year following its first ever virtual annual general meeting (AGM) of the council which held on the 16th of September 2020.

Councillor Ezeajughi was first elected Mayor of the London Borough of Brent in 2019 and has gone about discharging his duties. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ezeajughi had to cut back on his outings this year but in recognition of his sterling work, the council voted to return him to office for another year. Before becoming Mayor, Ezeajughi who is a strong member of the Labour Party (LP), had won election for a councillor position representing Stonebridge ward at Brent Council in 2014.

Councillor Ezeajughi in an interview said: “The pandemic has made it an unusual and difficult year for all of us and I haven’t been able to get out and see people as much as I would have wanted to. However, I have had amazing support for my charities so far and it has been a privilege and honour to serve the people of Brent.

“I am delighted to be continuing as mayor of Brent and raising awareness of the Sickle Cell Society and Jason Roberts Foundation.”


Also, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has congratulated the Nigerian-born scientist and Councillor on his re-election.

Dabiri-Erewa said the re-election of Councillor Ezeajughi was a testimony to his outstanding performance during his first term which earned him the respect of the people.

She advised him to continue to impact positively on the people, especially those who gave him the mandate, by living up to the expectations.

Ernest Ezeajughi was born in Awgbu Town, in Orumba North, Anambra state. He had his primary, secondary and tertiary education in Anambra state. He attended Aguata High School, Aguata, and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, where he studied Applied Microbiology.

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He was actively involved in student union politics, representing the departmental student’s union body. After graduation in 1998 and completion of his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), he worked briefly in the private family business – Koval Linkworld Agencies Ltd – before migrating to England to join his wife.


In England, Ezeajughi obtained a Master’s degree in Science (M.Sc) from the prestigious Kings College, London. A scientist by profession, he worked with Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Ezeajughi was one of the founding fathers of a major Nigerian political party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) UK Chapter and was the chairman in 2010-2012. He later joined UK politics and soon became a strong member of the Labour Party.



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