From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Enugu
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Enugu State has elected new state executives with Uche Ojielo as the State Chairman.
Also elected alongside Ojielo are Casmir Ugwu, Deputy Chairman; Dickson Ani, Secretary General; Nonso Nnamani, Vice Chairman (East); Elochukwu Isaac, Vice Chairman (North); Okwudili Nwokeabia, Vice Chairman (West); Aroh Nonso, Assist. Secretary; Uzodimma Ede, Treasurer; Eze Victoria, Assist. Treasurer; Edwin Njokuji, Financial Secretary and Onyeka Ubenyi Assist Financial Secretary.
Others are Chinedu Nwobodo, Publicity Secretary; Okwudili Demeze, Legal Adviser; Tony Chukwudi, Assist. Legal Adviser; Uchenna Udeani, Welfare Secretary; Ijeoma Edeh, Assist. Welfare Secretary and Frank Onyemenam, Organizing Secretary.
Ojielo who is the son of the first state chairman of the party, Tony Ojielo will by the election take over from the former State Chairman, Ndubisi Elechi-Onyia who with the governorship candidate of the party in the just concluded 2023 general election, Frank Nweke Jr., brought life to APGA in the state.
Addressing party faithful shortly after his election, Ojielo said that the new executive was poised to reposition the party in the state in order to take over the Enugu government house in 2027.
Commending the past executives for their doggedness and good work, he assured that the new executive would continue to move the party to a great height, adding that he would run an all-inclusive administration.
He said, “APGA is like a family. I am opportune to be in the forefront of APGA and my emergency as the State chairman is a legacy no other party can make. APGA was built on Ideology, not about money and that’s why our slogan is “Onye Ayala Nwanne ya”.
“We will go for a membership drive across the state to let the people know what APGA represent not claiming that APGA is our own and you will vote for PDP during the election. You have to participate in what is yours, take care of it and build on it since it’s yours.”
Earlier, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Tex Okechukwu enjoined the newly elected executives to run a selfless administration and carry everybody along to grow the party and take over Enugu in 2027.
Okechukwu expressed satisfaction over the peaceful conduct of the election, noting that all the elected executives were all consensus candidates.
The former state chairman, Elechi-Onyia, in his remarks, urged the new executives to build on what they have created to make the party vibrant and one of the parties to join in the state.
He disclosed that the party has grown from a situation where they were begging people to be part of exco to becoming a prestigious place to be.