New leadership delivering results for Orlu, Orsu and Oru East constituency in Imo State.
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Christina Ude was born in Butte, Montana USA to a college Professor and a former high school principal, both from Amuka-Amiri, Oru East LGA in Imo State. Her parents moved to the USA in the late sixties to attend University. They traveled a lot, and lived in three different continents before settling down to live in Maryland USA. In her early teens, Christina and her family relocated back to Nigeria after spending three exciting years in Berlin Germany where she attended 7th and 8th grades at Marie Curie Oberschule, then later finished up high school in Imo State, Nigeria. Christina says that living in different parts of the world, and attending schools with students from over 20 different countries, not only make her value and celebrate all people and perspectives, but inspired her to appreciate the opportunities we have in Nigeria and to work to make it a better country for all.
In 2000, she received a Bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Maryland University College and later earned a Masters in Human Resources Management from Middlesex University. Immediately after her first degree, her first real job was at First Union, now Wells Fargo as an accountant. She worked in this capacity for about three years, and learned a great deal about how the federal government functions and fails to function within the financial institutions. She then worked in a public school as a geometry teacher in one of the high ranking poverty schools in Prince George's County for two years. As her leadership and experience developed, she ultimately became a Snr accountant at Electronic Data Systems, in Rockville Maryland where she supervised new staff and she served in that position until 2008. She also ran a small tax business in Bowie, Maryland from 2004-2008 known as Ciel Tax Accounting Services.
Motivated by her ability to change the lives of other young girls and boys, in the summer of 2009, Christina founded Curefo Reading Foundation; an organization dedicated to improving reading and promoting literacy in Nigeria. In 2011, the name of the non profit organization was changed to Reading Hamlets - a name that better reflects its purpose. Since she started Reading Hamlets, she has learned a lot about the power of service above self. Her passion for education lead her to the United Nations to contribute to the ZeroDraft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda. She eventually delivered the education response to the Zero draft at the United Nations intergovernmental negotiations on the post 2015 development agenda that took place at the UN headquarters in New York on June 24th, 2015.
Over the past decade and a half, she has worked in a wide variety of professional capacities in both the private and public sectors. She's currently working at the Nigerian House of Representatives as a Sustainable Development Consultant. She wants to put her experience and qualifications to work for the people of Oru East, Orlu and Orsu. Christina Ude is a highly qualified, hard worker who will serve her constituency with distinction. She wants to wield the power of government to help regular people -- to be a voice for the people completely ignored in our current political climate.
Orlu, Orsu and Oru East need a representative who is an advocate for the people. Christina Ude is the best qualified candidate to replace the current representative for Orlu, Orsu and Oru East at the House of Representatives in Abuja. A good education, clean water and the opportunity to succeed; that’s what all people deserve and she is here to work with you in the fight for Sustainable agriculture, environmental reform, public education reform and responsible job creation. As your legislator representing Imo's three federal constituency, Oru East, Orlu and Orsu, she will bring a background of varied experiences to this race. She will be your voice in Abuja that insists education is a human right. Her background in education means she can restore accountability to our local schools and will work to fulfill your hope for a better future. Christina Ude is married with two children.