28 Dec 2018

Biography Of Comrade Ibebe Rufus Akpobome

Comrade Ibebe Rufus Akpobome
Comrade Ibebe Rufus Akpobome 
Comrade Ibebe Rufus Akpobome, popularly known as Rufworld was born on February 28, 1992 to the family of Late Pa. Ibebe Onajomo Richard Orhokpokpor of Opherin and Mrs. Grace Ojiyovwi Ibebe. He hails from Etefe,  Agbarha-otor Kingdom in
Ughelli North Local Government Area  Delta State.

He had his elementary Education at Excellent Nursery/Primary School, from where; he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 2006. He then proceeded to Ekiugbo Grammar School where he obtained his Senior Secondary School Certificate.

Comrade Ibebe Rufus Akpobome  thereafter proceeded to obtain  his bachelor’s degree from  National Open University where he is studying Agricultural Extenstion Management, an ongoing process.

It is worthy to note that right from his secondary school days, Comrade Ibebe Rufus Akpobome has exhibited leadership qualities. As a student, he held several leadership positions and also represented his school then in both sport and academic competitions.

He was a devoted, dedicated and highly respected member and leader of Literary Debating and Dramatic Club (L.D.D.C).  He served as unit President, Zonal Presidential Adviser, Zonal Auditor and member of various committee of the club.
Upon leaving Secondary school, his love to serve Humanity and quest to develop his leadership skills, made him to join the Rotary internationally sponsored Youth program called Rotaract. As a Rotaractor (as members are called) his leadership skills and philanthropic gestures singled him out. He held several positions such as Club Service Director, Club Secretary, President, Zonal Publicity Director, District Membership Development Secretary, Assistant District Rotaract Representative Zone 6. He has equally served as chairman, secretary and member of various committees at club, zone and district level. He has won many personal, collective and club recognitions through his contribution to the growth and development of the club. 

Comrade Ibebe Rufus Akpobome is the CEO/MD of Rufworld Computers. He is a Christian and he has as his hobbies: reading, debate, writing  and surfing the internet. He equally loves to learn and teach others. He is currently single.

Comrade Ibebe Rufus Akkpobome, is a go-getter and strong advocate for a better society. He single handedly founded Youth Emancipation Movement of Africa (YEMA), an organization he founded with the hope of creating a better African Society through emancipation of the youths through Advocacy, Giving and empowerment.

It is interesting to note that he is currently the President of Ekiugbo Grammar School Old Student Association (EGSOSA), Secretary General of Delta Youth Assembly, Secretary General Omafuiare Vision 2019 and Deputy Coordinator of National Youth Agency in Delta Sate. At a point, he was the P.R.O of Urhobo Progress Union (Youth Wing) Agbarha-Otor Clan.

His quest to effectively advocate for the betterment of the society has made him to affiliate with many  advocacy groups in Nigeria and online.

It is also worthy to note that his love for writing, giving voice to the voiceless and advocating on behalf of others, made him to venture into the world of journalism where he writes as a freelancer. So far, his works has been published in numerous media houses like; Urhobotoday, Advocate  Newspaper, Rainbow Newspaper, Ughelli Times, The Impact, Spy Newspaper, Inside Niger Delta, Secret Reporters, Pointer Newspaper just to mention but a few.  

His venture into the world of Journalism made him to establish Peakpoint Media house, Publisher of Peak Point Online.

Comrade Ibebe Rufus Akpobome, through the grace of God has contributed enormously towards the growth and development of the Urhobo Nation through his daily writings to ensure that the Urhobo nation is given its pride of place.

He is currently leading in a vigorous call for all Nigerians to get their voters cards  to enable them vote the leaders of their choice.

To ensure that others are well educated, he organized the “REGISTER TO VOTE ROAD WALK” on the 28th of February as part of activities marking his birthday. The aim of the road walk was to create awareness on the need for people to register and get their voters card.

In recognition of his contribution to the society, he has received a lot of awards some of which includes; Best Past Rotaract President By Rotary Club of Ughelli Metropolis, Best Rotaractor by Rotaract Club of Ugheli Metropolis, Best President in Delta Zone by Delta Zone, Selfless Service Award by Rotaract Club of Delta State Polythenic Otefe-Oghara, Ambassador of Selfless Service Award by Rotaract Club of Ughelli Metropolis, Platinum Award by literary Debating and Dramatic Club Ekiugbo Unit and above all, the prestigious Presidential Citation Award by Rotary International just to mention but a few.

On Dcember 15, 2018, he was inducted into Rotary Club of Ughelli Metropolis to serve as the next secretary of the club in the 2019/2020 Rotary  year.

In his bid to further advance his political career, he became a member of African Democratic Congress (ADC) where he served as the Chairman of Ughelli North Local Government  Area  of  Delta State.

In furtherance of his cause,  Comrade Ibebe Rufus Akpobome  succeeded in being   the flag bearer  of his party for the forth coming general elections in 2019 into  the state  House of Assembly , Ughelli North constituency 1 .

He is a young politician to watch out for and like his slogan says: Not too young to lead,  together we can. He would be a force to recon with in the political arena.

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