Shehu stated that Ankeli had headed the Directorate of Persons with Disability at the Buhari/Osinbajo APC Presidential Campaign Headquarters, "the first of any such department in a political party in Nigeria". "Dr Ankeli hails from Benue State. He went to school in Giwa, near Zaria and Kaduna before reading veterinary medicine at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He worked with the Benue State government before quitting to give time
to his activist role in the promotion of the wellbeing of the blind and
people with all kinds of disability. He leads a very active religious
and sporting life. He is married and has children"the statement read