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APGA’s New Leaders Emerge In Anambra

Posted: May 25, 2015 at 5:28 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)



By Chukwujekwu Ilozue, Awka


The mmediate past Commissioner for Special Duties, Anambra State, Sir Norbert Obi, has emerged as the new state chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) following a successful state congress at the weekend.

He suceeded the former Chairman, Akunwata Mike Kwentoh, in a congress that held at the Women’s Development Centre in Awka.

Obi had told Daily Independent last week that he resigned his appointment as commissioner to contest for the topmost post in APGA.

Others, who emerged in the 28-member APGA state executive, include Anthony Ifeanya (State Secretary), Chinedu Nkwonta (publicity secretary) and Lady Chinyere Ibenta (State women’s leader).

With the new APGA state executive in place, Obiano had weeded out the loyalists of former Governor Peter Obi, and those of National chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh’s.

During the congress, which was chaired by Ifeatu Onejeme as the congress committee chairman, there was no opposition, as the homework had been concluded by the government in power before the exercise.

Kwentoh, while giving his valedictory speech, said APGA created waves during his tenure as chairman not only in Anambra State, but throughout the South East states.

He tasked the new chairman to ensure the party “captures” the South East states in the next elections.

The new APGA state chairman, Sir Norbert Obi, assured that he would not relent with his new executive until the party was taken to the Promised Land.