By David Diai
His smile lights up his face like gentle sun breaking forth at dawn, transforming his often contemplative countenance into a soft kaleidoscope of disarming bonhomie and eternal youthfulness.
He is handsome, cultured, gentle, soft spoken and weaves an aura of sage-like authority that comes from royalty and divine guidance, and which at once commands the respect that belies his age and yet surrounds him with a humility that takes your breath away when you eventually encounter the real man himself.
He is very passionate about his convictions, especially from the way his eyes light up when he is in his professional element and you get the feeling that he is also likely to be quite passionate about everything else he does and is ready to stand by his convictions; an unshakable mindset honed arguably from an assurance that can only come from years of dedication and commitment.
He is Barr. Peter Mrakpor, a professional Lawyer, a farmer, a humanitarian and also a Preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is an Educationist and the Publisher of Prospects Magazine as well as the Author of the book, “THE DIVINE ORDER”.
Barr. Peter Mrakpor is not a stranger to Delta State politics, just as he is not a stranger to the political leaders of Ughelli South. He is the first grand-son of the late King of Olomu Kingdom, HRH David Ohwovoriole. His father Hon. James Mrakpor (JP), was the first Executive Chairman of the then Ughelli Local Government Council and his mother, Dr. Princess Mrs. E. Mrakpor (JP) was the first supervisory counsellor for health in the whole of the Ughelli South region
Paternally and maternally Barr., Peter Mrakpor carries in his bloodline, the three clans that make up Ughelli South. He hails from Otu-Jeremi, in Ughelli South LGA and is the Principal of own Legal Chambers; Peter Mrakpor Esquire.
An alumnus of the distinguished Urhobo College, Effurun, Delta State and the great University of Benin, from where he bagged his Law Degree in 1989, Barr. Peter Mrakopr has been practicing law for over 25 years, with excellent and professional distinction.
He is also a Bible Scholar with a Certificate in Theology and Leadership Development, dedicated to God’s work in teaching the undiluted word of God as it relates to Righteousness and Developing Godly successful Habit.
Barr. Peter Mrakpor clocked 50 years on September 7, 2015 and to cap the attainment of the golden age by this fine gentle man and excellent legal practitioner, he was meritoriously nominated as a Civil Commissioner designate in the Delta State Government by Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa. The encomiums and plaudits that have greeted the nomination, from both his ethnic constituency, peers, admirers and professional colleagues, speak volumes for the collective acceptance and endorsement of the appointment.
Barr. Peter Mrakpor is happily married to Rt. Hon. Evang. (Mrs.) Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor (Ada Anioma), Member, representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in the Nigeria Federal House of Representatives, and they are blessed with Five beautiful children; Oge, Favour, Miracle, Melody and Mercy.