GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE PRESS RELEASE
– AS GOVERNOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA SAYS IMO WILL GIVE BIRTH TO OTHER APC STATES IN THE SOUTH-EAST IN 2019
– WHILE THE NEW STATE CHAIRMAN, MR. DAN NWAFOR ASSURES TO CARRY EVERY MEMBER OF THE PARTY ALONG
All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates from the Twenty-Seven (27) Local Governments of the State (Imo) have elected new members of the State Executive Committee of the Party. The historic exercise took place at the Imo International Convention Centre (IICC) Owerri on Monday, July 23, 2018.
Mr. Dan Nwafor and Hon. Ireagwu Obioma were elected Chairman and Secretary of the State Chapter of APC respectively with thirty-four (34) other members of the State Working Committee (SWC). They had also taken oath of office and that of allegiance.
Governor Rochas Okorocha in his speech at the event said, “Imo APC has become a Case-Study. When we brought this party, the opponents gave us all sorts of names but we remained steadfast. Today some of those who gave us such derogatory names have finally came into the Party. And they didn’t come to help but to scatter”.
He Continued “last time when the Congresses were about to take place, they stole the materials meant for the exercise. The Congresses could not hold again. Nigerians saw there was no Congress in Imo. Both the Court, INEC, Security agencies, and others said there was no Congress;
“In the face of all these faultless facts, the National Working Committee (NWC) of our great Party led by a very decent man Comrade Adams Oshiomhole directed that the aborted Congresses should now be held in Imo. We had had the Ward and Local Government Congresses and we are here today for the State Congress”, he added.
He said “We want to commend our National Chairman and members of our National Working Committee for ensuring that internal democracy in our party is upheld. We are very proud of being members of the APC for this singular act. Mr. Chairman of Congress Committee, you can see since your arrival that the State is very peaceful. That’s to tell you the story that this party is united in Imo State.
“And I want to appeal to you all members of our party, especially those in Abuja to disregard some statements on the social media and comments of few individuals who for reasons best known to them and knowing too well that they have no relationship with the masses of Imo State have preferred to stay in Abuja and cook up stories that tend to discredit our party in the State” he said.
The governor further stated “I assure you that we are all firm believer in Buharism and we are here, determined to support President Buhari for the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2019. And to our delegates, you must know that there is no failure in politics. For those of you who may not have succeeded today in this contest, you must see your failure as an invitation to start again. APC in Imo State is united and will continue to win”.
The Chairman of the State Congress Committee, Barr. Oyo in his remarks said that what they had observed since they arrived for the Congresses was a complete departure from the picture being painted by some people about Imo APC, stating that they had seen one large happy family of Imo APC.
His words, “We have not also received any complaint about the Ward and Local Government Congresses meaning that the exercises went well in line with the provisions of the Party’s Constitution. Imo is the heartbeat of APC in the South-East. And with what we have seen too, APC will not only retain Imo but will win in other States of the South-East”.
The newly elected State Chairman of the Party, Mr. Nwafor assured that he would carry members of the party at all levels along in the activities of the Party, adding that he was also going to reconcile members of the Party who may have some grievances.
The following people were elected as members of State Executive Committee of the party:- Daniel Nwafor (State Chairman), Mr. Bisike Chinaka (State Deputy Chairman), Hon. Ireagwu Obioma .G. (State Secretary), Hon. Angela Orji (State Assistant Secretary), Hon. Asika Geoffrey (State Vice Chairman Orlu Zone), Nwoke Chidi (State Vice Chairman Okigwe Zone), Barr. Okechukwu Ozuzu (State Vice Chairman Owerri Zone), Barr. Victor Ogbonna Amadi (State Legal Adviser), Barr. Kelechi Uzowulu (State Assistant Legal Adviser), Mrs. Stella Ekeledo (State Treasurer), Hon. Amasiatu Casmire (State Assistant Treasurer) Hon. Udemba Obi (State Financial Secretary) Hon. Kenneth Egwuom (State Assistant Financial Secretary), Hon. Kenneth Emelu (State Organising Secretary).
Others are; Hon. Osuagwu Obi (State Assistant Organising Secretary), Hon. Onwuasoanya Jones .F.C. (State Publicity Secretary), Hon. Anselem Obiukwu (State Assistant Publicity Secretary), Hon. Dr. Oby Oguzie (State Welfare Secretary), Hon. Maxwell Okenze (State Assistant Welfare Secretary), Hon. Uloma Mathew (State Auditor), Hon. Kenneth Abarulo (State Assistant Auditor), Lady Theresa Ohanuba (State Woman Leader), Hon. Chinyere Uwandu (State Assistant Women Leader), Hon. Ajaelu Roding (State Youth Leader), Hon. Chidi Uneze (State Assistant Youth Leader), Hon. Paschal U. Nze (Physically Challenged Leader), Hon. Philip Amagba (Orlu Sen. Youth Leader), Hon. Ifeanyi Okoroafor (Okigwe Sen. Youth Leader), Hon. Ohale Johnson (Owerri Sen. Youth Leader), Hon. Prisca Durueke (Okigwe Sen. Women Leader), Barr. Ijeoma Igboanusi (Orlu Sen. Women Leader), Hon. Ego Ibeh (Owerri Sen. Women Leader), Hon. White (Ex-officio), Chief Pat Abil (Ex-officio), Hon. Ibe Ijeoma (Ex-officio), Kyrian Okorie (Ex-officio).
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor