CHIEF RODNEY TONY AJAELU
High Chief Dr Anthony Chubuzo Ajaelu, is the fifth child of late Chief (Dr) Sir and Lady L.N Ajaelu Dynasty of Amakohia Ekwereocha in Ihitte Uboma Local Government Area of Imo State.
He attended his primary education at Township Primary School, Amakohia, Owerri and St Paul`s Primary School Owerri where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. Thereafter, he attended Mbawsi Grammar School and Government Secondary School Owerri from where he obtained his West and African Examination Council (WAEC) Certificate in flying colours.
High Chief Dr. Rodney Anthony Ajaelu attended University of Calabar, before he attended Youth Training Centre Sweden and Malta Sports Centre Vellata Malta in Europe. As a gifted scholar he learnt Swedish and French and speaks them very well.
High Chief Dr Rodney Anthony Ajaelu is gifted in sports and as soon as he came back from abroad, he secured a job with Imo State Sports Council. He has attended several courses including Swedish Language Course for international Coaching Course where he obtained Mini Coaching Certificate, Level 1 Coaching Certificate, Level 11 International Coaching Certificate, Sports Administration Certificate (organised by International Cricket Council ) Bookkeeping and Financial Recording course organized by International Cricket Council, Strategies for enhancement of Internally Generated Revenue (organised by the National Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission Abuja) A man of many Parts, High Chief Dr. Rodney Ajaelu has received so many awards which include; Merit Award of `Icon of Good Leadership by Okigwe Zonal Students Assembly, Awards by Committee for Concerned Youths (CCY) South East, Award by the Ohanaeze Youth Wing South East, Award by the Global Forum for Niger Delta Development, Award by Nigeria Cricket Federation, Award by African Cricket Association, Award by Imo State Government as the Sports Man of the Year, 1978 and Award of Doctorate Degree by Adonai Theological Seminary Texas USA to mention a few.
High Chief Dr. Rodney Ajaelu is politically stable and loyal and has held so many political positions in the past. He was a Councillorship Candidate of AD and PDP, First Okigwe Zonal Chairman of Action Alliance Party, Okigwe Assistant Zonal Organizing Secretary of ANPP, Okigwe Zonal Chairman of Igbo Zurumee, Director of Youth Affairs, Rochas Political Group, Presidential Representative, Delta State Rochas Presidential Campaign Organization 2002-2003, Chairman Imo State Cricket Coaches, Umpires and scores of Nigeria (ACCUSIN), Secretary General Imo State Coaches Association, Secretary General Imo State Coaches Association, A one-time Secretary General of Imo State Sports Council Workers Union and Patron Niger Delta Youth Forum. Other leadership positions he held in the past include among others; National Board Member and Nigeria Cricket Federation for South East and Chairman Imo State Sports Council Governing Board. He is presently the Chairman, Imo State Cricket Association, State Commander, Imo State Anti-Corruption Corps (IMSAC), National Coach, Nigeria Senior Female Cricket Team, Founder; Regional Cricket Development Centre, National Sports Commission Resource Person for South East, First President of All Igbo Youth Organization of Nigeria and First President Christian Youth Fellowship (CYFF) Imo State.
High Chief (Dr.) Rodney Anthony Ajaelu, a sportsman and administrator per excellence, a great mobilizer of men, a noble, versatile and pleasant personality and an ardent Christian is married with six lovely children.