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MARCUS IZIEGBEAYA ONOBUN hails from Iruekpen in Esan West Local Governmental Area of Edo State.
He was born into the family of Isaac Iregbeyen Onobun of Idumoza Quarters Iruekpen.
He’s Nursery, Primary and Secondary Education were attended in Ekpoma, Edo State. He also gained Admission into Ambrose Alii University, Ekpoma, where He Studied Geography and Regional Planning and was awarded a…B.Sc (hons).In a bid to satisfy his thirst to positively affect the lives of his people through the instrumentality of government, he upon graduation joined the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria.

Rt. Hon. (Amb.) Marcus was the Pioneer Coordinator, Action Youths for Oshiomhole, General Secretary, Edo in Safe Hands Group, Lead Partner, Esan Coalition, and President, Esan Peace Initiative.
A mobiliser and trail-blazer of no mean repute, Rt. Hon. (Amb.) Marcus rose to the position of Deputy Chairman, Together we can Great things Initiatives (TGID), a local NGO commutes to youth advocacy and empowerment. 
He was also a Frontline Leader of the All Progressives Congress in Esan West LGA and a former Special Assistant to former Governor Adams Aliyu from 2008-2012. 

Following his outstanding and incredulous performance, dedication to duty and penchant of progressiveness, he was elevated to the position of Senior Special Assistant on Youth Matters to then-Governor (Com) Adams Oshiomhole in December 2012. He was right on every front

Barely 4 months into his newly elevated position with positive and laudable initiatives that speaks volume and convinces beyond every ounce of doubt, he was elevated to the office of an Executive Director, Youth Affairs, Edo State. A position occupied until November 2016.

His a worthy role model of peace, one whom Edo youths across all divides are proud of his exemplary leadership feats, he is a Change Ambassador, Common Wealth Society of Nigeria, Youth Ambassador of National Youth Council of Nigeria(South South Nigeria) and Ambassador of Peace, Global Forum for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights.

In recognition of his sterling achievements, He has received several awards from religious, corporate, youth, and student organisations, among others. In furtherance of his quest to ventilate dividends of good governance to the people through efficient representation, Rt. Hon. (Amb.) Marcus contested and won election into the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA) representing the very good people of Esan West Constituency.

He was thereafter elected Deputy Leader, EDHA, following his swearing-in, Chairman, House Committee on Infrastructure, Physical Planning and Urban Development, and Member, House Committees on Education, Local Government/Community Affairs, Environment/Sustainability, and Arts, Culture and Diaspora Affairs.

He has sponsored several bills and moved numerous motions on the floor of the House. He rose to the Position of Chief Whip, EDHA. Few months to the recently concluded Edo State Governorship Election, he joined Governor Godwin Obaseki to port to the Peoples Democratic Party so as to continue Making Edo Great Again .By his election today as Speaker, EDHA, Rt. Hon. (Amb.) Marcus Onobun is unarguable, the Youngest Speaker EDHA has ever produced. He represents a beacon of hope for the Edo and Nigerian youths in general. There is no mincing words that with the potentials Rt.Hon Marcus Onobun has exuded, he will catapult the legislative arm of the Edo State Government to astronomical and admirable heights in his spell as Speaker, even as we know he will continue to rise to become one of the iconic political leaders of our dispensation.

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