Anambra community ex-Caretaker chairman elected PG


The elected Executives being inaugurated by the Oyi L.G chairman, Hon. Emma Nweke

Anambra community ex-Caretaker chairman elected PG

By Chinwe Nwacha, Onitsha

An ex-chairman, Caretaker Committee, Nkwelle-Ezunaka community, Oyi Local Government Area, Anambra State, Chief Willie Okafor, has been elected the President General, PG, of the community.

His victory which was said to be unopposed even as he scored 340 votes, was sequel to his achievements to the community in the past.

In his post election speech, he described his emergence as mandate of the people, stating that it would be a big task upon him as everybody in the community is expecting much from him.

"I want to assure them that I will take this town to the next level. I have done it before and I know I will do it again, there are a lot of things to do, correct, but I know I will reach the destination with the help of the people.
Voting in progress

"It is going to be a collective effort because Nkwelle-Ezunaka people want their community to be moved forward like every other community and I commend Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo and his Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Local Government Affairs for the conduct of the free, fair and credible election in our community," he stated.

Also on the bothering illegal activities of land grabbers he stated that work has commenced pointing out that land developers are free to buy land so long they abide by the community land law.

Contributing, Chief Victor Chukwunonso Izuchukwu, who emerged as 1st Vice, PG, with 282 votes, said that as a Deputy Commander General, Civilian ATF Nigeria, he would employ his wealth of experience in piloting the affairs of the community.

"I am very happy because in my community, I contribute a lot of things, rehabilitation of the roads and making peace as I don't tolerate nuisance but peace in the community.

" I am happy that they supported me during the election as they came out en masse to vote me as the Ist Vice, which they know that from March next year, something tangible will happen.

"My advice to trouble makers is for them to join the moving train, it is no longer quarrelling, fighting, I am a security consultant, I will go house to house, door to door to tell them to join us and make Nkwelle great," he hinted.

In his own contribution, a retiree from Container Ports Authority, Apapa warf, Ogbuefi Gibson Nchekwube Udeagwu, who emerged as the treasurer, said that because of the sensitive nature of his position as treasurer, he would ensure accountability and judicious use of all finances.

"I came to meeting two times and saw that our town was collapsing and contested to stop it from collapsing, to repair it. My office, treasurer, is an engine room.

"The PG is a capable hand and that is why I came out to join him in  giving Nkwelle what they want.I hate shame, I will give Nkwelle what they want by the grace of God," he assured.
Counting of votes

In their various remarks, 2nd vice, PG, Sunday Obidakwa, Secretary General, Vitalis Nwakobi, and Provost, Augustine Orefo, described the election as hitch free and pledged to do their best to develop the community.

Swearing the elected executive members in, the Caretaker Committee chairman, Oyi Council Area, Hon. Emma Nweke Iga, described the election as free, fair and credible and reminded those elected that the development of the community is in their hands.

He stressed the need for the installation of elective executive adding that the State Government believes in an elected executive than caretaker committee to avoid problems that are usually associated with caretaker appointment.

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