Charles Abangwu

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Charles Aniweta Abangwu (CON) is a Nigerian lawyer, traditional ruler and politician who was a member of the Nigerian Eastern House of Assembly in 1954.

He attended St Joseph's School, Nsukka, Christ the King College, Onitsha and the University of Hull. He started work as a civil servant in the department of Public Works (1944-1951) and later became a solicitor. In 1954, he became a member of the Eastern Region's, House of Assembly, was deputy speaker of the assembly from 1957-1962. He was later made commissioner in the East Central State under Ukpabi Asika in 1970.

A prominent community leader from Eha Alumona, he became the titled traditional ruler of Eha Alumona, and was noted as an accomplished and educated Igwe (titled ruler) in Nigeria. [1] He is also a leader for various state creation movements in the country, he along with C.C. Onoh and a few others were leaders of a movement for the creation of Enugu State and he presently leads a movement to create Adada State from the Eastern region of the country.[2]


  • George B. N. Ayittey. Africa Betrayed, Palgrave Macmillan, 1992. p 71. ISBN 0312104006.
  • Tony Edike. "As Adada is tipped, Igwe Abangwu prays: After 9 failed attempts, it’s time to wipe away our tears", Vanguard, Nigeria, April 08, 2006.