It was a historic day for Oxfordshire Cherwell District Council as Chukwudi Okeke became the first ever Black ethnic minority Councillor to be elected on to the Council.
Okeke, during his acceptance speech, thanked members of the Labour Party in Banbury, especially the leader of the opposition, and others helping to achieve the dream.
Okeke who was twice elected as the Vice-Chair of Oxford & District Labour Party, was born in Amaokpala in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
He attended his primary school education at Mbato Primary School and Junior and Senior Secondary School at Community Secondary School, Nanka and Government Technical College Awka (GTC) respectively.
He proceeded to Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom, where he obtained BEng (Hons), MPhil and PhD in Automotive Engineering.
He works in the Automotive Design Industry as a Senior CAE Design Engineer.