Nnenna Ijeoma Elendu Ukeje is the Representative for Bende Federal Constituency, Abia State, Nigeria. She also served as the Chairman house committee on foreign affairs.
She was born on October 24, 1969 in Alayi, Abia State to late Captain Elendu-Ukeje, who was a decorated pilot with the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Airways prior to his retirement. Her mother, Roseline Ukeje, served as Chief Judge of the Federal High Court prior to her retirement. Ukeje attended Federal Government Girls College, Owerri, Imo State. She is a graduate of the University of Benin, Edo State and the University of Lagos with a bachelor’s degree in education.
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Prior to her political career, Ukeje enjoyed a successful career in the hotel management industry. Her first attempt into politics was in 2007 when she ran for the office of the Representative for Bende Federal Constituency, Abia State under the People’s Democratic Party. She was re-elected in 2011 and in 2015 general elections.