Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo

Deputy Governor
Assumed Office:
14 February, 2020
September 5th, 1965
Sagbama LGA
Ofoni Town
Chief and Mrs Awhowho Ewhrudjakpo
Political Platform:
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Early Life

Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo was born on 5th September 1965, into the family of chief and Mrs Awhowho Ewhrudjakpo in Ofoni at Sagbama Bayelsa state. He attended the Ebikimiye Primary School, Kpakiama where he graduated in 1976, he continued his education at Government College Bomadi in 1982 and later completed his secondary education at Community Secondary School, Ofoni where he obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1987. He obtained a diploma in community health at Rivers State College of Health Technology, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, between 1989 and 1991. He also attended the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt between 1991 and 1996 where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in secretarial administration. In 1998, He obtained his Master’s in Business Administration and also obtained a MBA, Management Option in 2000 at Rivers State University of Science and Technology. For the love of Education and in pursuit of knowledge, Senator Lawrence studied law between 2002 -2007 at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology earning a LLB and was called to bar in 2009.


1976 – Ebikimiye Primary School, Kpakiama.

1982 – Government College Bomadi.

1987 – Community Secondary School, Ofoni.

1991 –
Rivers State College of Health Technology, Port Harcourt.

1996, 1998 & 2007 – Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.

Governance Skills

Administration 90%
National Politics 85%
Legislation 90%


On October 4th, 2018, He was announced the winner of the PDP Bayelsa West primary election. In the February 23, 2019, Bayelsa West Senatorial District election, then senatorial candidate Ewhrudjakpo was announced winner having defeated Capt. Mathew Karimo of the APC polling 49,912 votes as Karimo polled 20,219 votes. Senator Ewhurdjakpo was later picked as the running mate to Senator Diri Douye in the state Gubernatorial race of 2019. 

On Friday, February 14th, 2020, Senator Lawrence Ewhurdjakpo was sworn-in as Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State.

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