Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has appointed five new national officers to replace those expelled in December 2016. The party made this known in a communiqué issued at the end of its National Working Committee (NWC) meeting, in Awka on Friday.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Ifeatu Obi-Okoye, who read the communiqué, said the National Executive Committee appointed the five new officers in acting capacity pending their ratification.
He said, “Since nature abhors vacuum, the former members of the NWC that were expelled by the NEC meeting of Dec. 21, 2016 should be replaced. To this effect, the NEC appoints five NWC members in acting capacity pending their ratification.
“Those appointed are Mr Stephen Nwoga (Lagos), Deputy Organising Secretary, Mrs Elizabeth Nwokocha (Imo), Deputy Financial Secretary and Ms Ada Nwanyanwu (Imo) National Woman Leader. Others are Mr Chinedu Nebeife (Enugu) National Youth Leader and Mr Uche Nwegbo National Vice Chairman South East,” he added.
Obi-Okoye further stated that the appointment was with immediate effect, while the two remaining vacant national offices would be filled at a later date. He explained that the party’s NEC meeting had in December, expelled seven members including Campbell Nzekwe, Ozo Nwabueze (late), Jerry Obasi, Ezinne Agbagwu, Chucks Nwoga, Terry Godfrey and Okey Okoloagwu.
Meanwhile, the NWC also passed a vote of confidence on Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra, saying he had recorded landmark achievements in several areas. The NWC noted that the achievements of Obiano include prompt and regular payment of workers’ salaries and pension.
According to the committee, the governor has made Anambra state one of the most secured in the country and the agricultural hub of West Africa. They also commended him for his efforts in road construction, rural electrification and for giving N20 million to each community in the state to execute projects of their choice.