Adaku Onwuliri, educationist, author, woman leader, professor of Biochemistry, was running mate to former governor Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State. Born in Umuokisi, Amuzi, Ahiazu Mbaise local government area of Imo State, the current Minister of State, Foreign Affairs attended University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1975-1979; University of Jos, 1981-1991; Howard University, Washington DC, USA, 1990; Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA. She was graduate assistant, 1981-1984; assistant lecturer, 1984-1987; lecturer 11, 1987-1990; lecturer 1, 1990-1993; senior lecturer, 1993-2001, reader, 2001-2004; professor, 2004. She is a member, executive committee, International AIDS Society, Geneva; Nigerian Society of Biotechnology; Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology; African Society for the Biochemistry to Lipids; founder, Federal University of Technology, FUTO, Women Association; Member, Auxiliary Knights of St John International, KSJI. She has 57 publication to her credit.