Prince Eze Madumere (born 4 July 1964) is an entrepreneur, management consultant per excellence, astute administrator and the Deputy Governor of Imo State Nigeria.He was sworn in as deputy governor after the impeachment of the former deputy governor, Sir Jude Agbaso, by the Imo House of Assembly. He, too, also survived series of failed impeachment plots sponsored by his estranged friend and political associate, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
Madumere was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State with family roots in Mbaitoli, Imo State, Nigeria. He is the third among seven children of his parents HRH Eze Henry Anoruo Madumere and Ugoeze Malinda Madumere. He attended Primary and Secondary Education in, Owerri and Lagos state respectively after which he travelled to the United States of America where he studied Management in San Jacinto college , University of Houston and Texas Southern University to study business management and played American college football as outside linebacker for the University of Houston . He is a holder of Masters Degree in History and International Studies from Imo State University, while currently pursuing his Doctorate Degree in History and International Studies also in Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State.
As a man of Calibre, Madumere worked as Area Manager of Channel Development in KFC and PepsiCo Inc in the United States for thirteen years, in order to explore the variety of flavors in the world.
As an American trained Management guru, he has brought his expertise to bear in both private and public sector. Prince Madumere worked with PepsiCo Inc. in the United States of America as an Area Manager, Channels Development Department where he traveled to over fifty countries expanding the business scope of the Multinational firm. He is a fellow of Nigeria Institute of Management, fellow of Nigeria Institute of Strategic Management and, fellow of Nigeria Institute of Administrators and also a fellow of African Business School.
During the 1998 gubernatorial elections in Nigeria, Madumere went back to Nigeria and served as director for Women and Youth Mobilization for Owelle Rochas Okorocha's campaign in Imo State under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He also served as chief strategist on media and logistics for Okorocha's presidential bid under the ANPP in 2002–2003. He once worked in the presidency as the chief of staff to the presidential adviser on inter-party relations. In December 3, 2005, he ran for the Senate seat in Imo East Senatorial District (Owerri Zone) after it was declared vacant following the death of Senator Amah Iwuagwu. After the 2011 election, where Okorocha emerged victorious as the Governor of Imo State, Prince Ezeakonobi Madumere (MFR) was appointed the chief of staff to the Governor of Imo State, where he exhibited obstinate drive for excellence
As if that was not enough, a kangaroo legal process was speedily initiated based on unfounded and laughable allegation that he led a group of undisclosed persons to throw sachet water at the convoy of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the then Governor of Imo state, Chief Ikedi Ohakim. Thereafter, Prince Ezeakonobi was whisked to Owerri Prisons on awaiting trial for about a month at the time the Imo Rescue Mission was holding the grand finale rally in Owerri. It took the efforts of the Nigerian Civil Societies, their international counterparts and the Media to secure his release. It was appreciation of this sacrifice, to ensure that people's will was not scuttled, that the then President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was honoured with one of the highest National Honours Award, Member of the order of the Federal Republic (MFR).
Prince Eze Madumere, a good family man who is happily married with children, is a member of Red Cross Society for many years. He has served as a two term chairman of the society in Imo State Branch where he contributed immensely as one of the financiers. He also donated two Ambulances to the Society. His avowed commitment to helping the wounded and victims of natural disaster, disputes and accidents is never in doubt. He was personally involved in the rescue operation during the flood incidents in the riverine areas of the state in 2015 and 2018 respectively. He has also led a team of Red Cross members at various occasions to rescue accident victims where they were evacuated to the government owned hospitals for treatment.
Again, in the area of community development, Madumere has consistently maintained an annual football competition for over 25 years in his mid twenties to engender unity and peace among the youths. This effort has led to the establishment of a football academy where talented youngsters are recruited for proper grooming and development. He is the first individual in Imo State of Nigeria to have hosted an Athletic championship in field and track events.
His periodic visits to hospitals to look out for those who may not have money to pay for their treatments have also been applauded by the people. His periodic peace missions to communities that are having skirmishes have paid off as he has nipped in the bud what ordinarily would cause disputes of high magnitude.