Fabian Okonkwo emerges Abia APC chair
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State has elected its first chairman. He is Fabia Okonkwo, a lawyer.
He was elected at a state congress held at the auditorium and ground of the popular National War Museum in Umuahia. The delegates unanimously elected Okonkwo.
The Congress Committee Chairman and Osun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Sunday Akere, thanked all APC members for a hugely successful congress, which began with the ward congress across the state on April 8 and local government congress on April 16.
The congress was monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Department of State Security and the police .Others elected with Okonkwo are Elder Smart Ebere (Secretary), Chief Princewill Agwu (Treasurer), Chief (Mrs) Franca Osuwa (Women Leader) and Chief Johnson Ekekwe (Deputy Secretary). Others in this new excecutive council include: Sir Mike Ozoemena ( Organising Secretary), Comrade Benedict Godson (Publicity Secretary), Sir Joshua Akomas (Financial Secretary), Kalu Kalu (Youth Leader), Chief Nnamdi Uchendu (Legal Adviser), Chief George Nwancha (Welfare Secretary), Mrs Joyce Adiele (Auditor), Chief Ejiofor Okeudo (Vice chairman, Abia North), Grant Nwogu (Vice-chairman, Abia South), Chief Okey Nwagbara (Vice-chairman, Abia Central); Mrs Abel Adaku (Zonal Women Leader) , Smart Nzeadibe (Asst Youth Leader), Ambrose N. Alex (Zonal Youth Leader, Abia South), Okorie Ugochukwu (Zonal Youth Leader, Abia North), Chief Uzoma Nwamuo (Asst Organising Secretary), Mrs Nna Rose (Assistant Women Leader), Chief Ugochukwu Onyenwenwa (Assistant Publicity Secretary, Prof Mba Uzoukwu (State ex officio), Dame Lady Comfort Iheme (State ex officio), Chris Okpechi (State ex officio), Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe (State ex officio), Larry Obonna (Assistant Legal Adviser) and Dr Chris Ugochukwu (Assistant Welfare Secretary).
The party said: “Apart from the initial skirmishes by some hired thugs and hoodlums who were easily overwhelmed by the teeming APC supporters, the congress was largely adjudged by many as a huge success.”
Okonkwo thanked all delegates, Akere and congress committee members who refused to be blackmailed. He promised not to betray the confidence reposed in him and his team and assured party faithful that ‘’ APC will form the next government in Abia come 2015’’.
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