My Political Ethos

Mission Statement

I will be the eyes, the ears and the voice of Bende people in governance.


My vision is to put Bende on the map; showcasing her needs and announcing her strengths for the purpose of attracting the right partners to attend to her needs and benefit from her strengths.


My political philosophy is based on the principles of justice, equity, service and transparency for all with the People Element at the centre of it all.


Benjamin Okezie Kalu, a celebrated philanthropist, lawyer and business man par excellence, is currently a member of the 9th House of Representatives and the Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs.

At 23 he was a student representative in the University of Calabar. At 29 he was the National chapter Chairman of PDP in diaspora with six provincial branches under his office. At 31 he was the youngest LGA chairman of Bende, the oldest and largest undivided LGA in Nigeria with 99 autonomous communities. At 34 he was a member of the Abia Executive cabinet as the Senior Special adviser to the Executive Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs; and at 35, the Senior Special adviser to the Executive Governor on Millennium development goals and international relations.

He is the Principal Partner at Silk Partners LLP, a successful law practice in Lagos and owns several thriving businesses at home and abroad. His NGO, Benjamin Kalu Foundation is founded on the mission to build the communities that build the nation and has executed several projects to help indigents and less privileged ones in rural Nigeria.

Benjamin Okezie Kalu continues to passionately devote his life to actualizing his vision for the development of Bende and is determined to see that Bende is ushered into the modern economy.