She’s unassuming, almost self-effacing radiating beauty in her ever smiling face. Meeting her for the first time, her simplicity would make you want to reckon her as a common house wife in a middle income household. But when you get closer to her, here is a go-getter and an intelligent woman, an amazon whose brief stint (less than two months … beginning 19th December 2022 to date) in politics has continued to shock political watchers. At the time she declared interest to contest for Anambra Senatorial zone, nobody gave her a chance at all. This is considering the big names contesting in that zone. But her outing so far has made opponents have a rethink about her candidacy. She has the right message for the electorates and even though simplicity has become her signature, her messages resonate and permeate that nobody can wish her away in the political scheme of things in Anambra central senatorial zone.
Already, she has three communities in the bag and she is unstoppable in her bid to conquer other communities.
According to her, she’s going to the senate to change the narrative and as a lawyer, she understands the nitty-gritties of law making and is more qualified for the position. To her, “effective representation has eluded Anambra central (and indeed all of Nigeria) and this is the time for resolute representation. Nobody can do it better than me.”
Meet Helen Ifeoma Mbakwe
Princess Barr. Mrs. Helen Ifeoma Mbakwe (Adaigwe) is a Lawyer (29 years @ the Bar), with a Master’s Degree in International Law from University of Lagos. An entrepreneur and a philanthropist who is currently running on the platform of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) to represent the good people of Anambra Central in the Red Chambers. Her candidacy has received the endorsement of the grassroots and various stakeholders in Anambra Central and in Diaspora.
The people’s favourite Adaigwe, (a triple Royalty)is from the family of late Igwe Anakwe Ogbueakataghi of Umudunu, Agbaja Abatete while her mother is from the family of Igwe Okeke Anyichie of Eziowelle. Adaigwe is married to Engr. Vince Mbakwe of the Igwe Mbakwe family of Abacha all in Idemmili North LGA of Anambra State.
As a philanthropist,her love for the helpless, children and humanity drove her into joining and becoming the President of Keera Autism Foundation (KAF), a not-for-profit organization, that embarked on a massive awareness campaign to enlighten the general public on the plight of children living with Autism as well as help provide succor for both the children, parents and their family members.
Adaigwe Helen Ifeoma Mbakwe is also the President of The 3Fs (Foundation for Family) Empowerment and Development (formerly Feed the Family Foundation). The soul goal of this Foundation is to teach the women how to Fish. The 3Fs Foundation empowers Indigent Mothers by establishing business ventures for them so they can earn and feed their households. By having mothers work, children will grow up knowing the value of work and can grow up to work themselves.
Princess Helen Mbakwe is a member of Lions Clubs International and a Melvin Jones Fellow for her assistance in helping global disasters. She is also an Ex-President of Lions Clubs International and participated and still participates in many activities to assist the less privileged (Feeding the Hungry, Helping the sick in hospitals), Sight improvement for the indigent, etc). Each year Lion Helen Mbakwe solely undertakes the Feed the Hungry activity of the Club. She receives a yearly Appreciation Award for her activities in assisting the less privileged.
She has packages in her Maiden church parish , her father’s parish, her husband’s parish where she twice yearly helps Mothers to feed.
She is a Benefactor for st Vincent de Paul society where she feeds and pays school fees and sponsor households’ needs.
A prominent leader who advocates for excellence in every sphere of life. Helen Mbakwe is a go-getter, an achiever, a trailblazer that has won several awards including Entrepreneurship of the year and Philanthropist of the year.
She, at the start of COVID, sent envelopes to many indigent families for foodstuffs during Lockdown.
Equally, at the end of COVID, because of inability of some parents to pay school fees, she single handedly bankrolled tuition for over 220 pupils and sponsors blind students for their tertiary education. This is besides providing funds for schools to upgrade their facilities.
She recently provided a Computer lab for a public school.
Helen Mbakwe is an individual promoter of quality education, youth development and community building, and has touched the lives of so many people directly or indirectly through her philanthropic adventures. Her love for humanity and her desire to join the Youth in taking back our country and in effect usher in a new and working district, motivated her into seeking to represent Anambra central in the Red chambers come February election.
She desires the support of voters so that she can impact this hope and newness in the District