Ohaneze Ndigbo Anambra elects Chief Okeke Damian Afam, State Chairman; Nnakwuzie Michael, State Secretary and Publicity Sec.: Odiama Nnamdi Moses ,Publicity Secretary with Engr. Okechukwu Udeze as Asst. Publicity Secretary and 13 others



Gen. Joe Achuzia speech below


OHANEZE NDIGBO ELECTORAL COMMITTEE REPORT FROM ANAMBRA STATE

We arrived Awka the capital of Anambra State on Thursday 5th January, 2017
and met with the State and Local Government Executives at Suncity Hotel,
Awka. We were introduced to the joint session of state and Local Government
Executives, while the joint Executive members were asked to introduce
themselves individually. At the end of the introduction kola nuts was
brought, but prayer was first offered before the breaking of the Kola nuts.
The Chairman whom they usually addressed as the “President General” did
most of the talking,then asked me, to address the gathering. I made short
speech introducing the subject of my mission, while asking them to give me
their maximum cooperation in carrying out the task before me. There was a
period of “Question Time”, which nearly derailed the session. Most of the
questions bothered on “why should National Executive ask us to buy forms”
and why should the forms request them to produce academic credentials. They
also queried, why did we come without any money assigned to the state from
the National to enable both State and Local Government Executives carry
out the task of organizing the election at their respective zones. They
also zeroed all their argument on the constitution, stating that the
constitution did not place any bar on who should contest or not contest
based on the “Eligibility Clause” in the guidelines to the Ohaneze Election. After
listening to them, I had to call their attention to the reason for this
election taking place without making allowance for time frame. I explained
that within the past eight years that efforts were being made to reposition
OHANEZE NDIGBO to what it was suppose to be. A non-political but social and
Cultural organization that replicates the former activities of the IGBO
UNION of old. An organization that should be the final mouth piece of the
IGBO NATION carrying the aspiration of all Igbo Associations whether
political, cultural or social. What the IGBOS call “AKWAA, AKWURU”, within
the country in which we live in called Nigeria. As such, I requested that
everybody should sheath their swords and concentrate on this our last
effort of re-packaging the IGBO NATION, seeing that the word “OHANEZE”is
now a household word. I told them that any issues they do not understand
should be referred to me and I believe we have done our best to carry out
our assignment in Anambra State without any acrimony or petitions with the following persons emerging as members of the Anambra state executive of Ohaneze Ndigbo:

1. State Chairman: Chief Okeke Damian Afam
2. Dept. Chairman: Dr. J.A.P. Okolo
3. State Sec.: Nnakwuzie Michael
4. Asst. Sec.: Ezekwelu Tony Uche
5. Social Welfare: Nweke Samuel
6. Treasurer: Obinna Ekpechi A.
7. Asst. Treasurer: Okafor Chukwudi
8. Financial Sec.: Ifabunike Hypolite
9. Asst. Fin. Sec.: Engr. Omebu Azubuike  Innocent
10. Woman Leader: Mrs. Ekwunibe Rose
11. Organizing Sec.: Mazi Emmanuel Obiajulu Awogu
12. Asst. Org. Sec.: Engr. Asoegbu Jimmie
13. Youth Leader: Okpalaezeukwu  Chukwuma
14. Publicity Sec.: Odiama Nnamdi Moses
15. Asst. Pub. Sec.: Engr. Okechukwu Udeze
16. Legal Adviser: Barr. Omatali Samuel
17. Asst. Legal Adviser: Prince Chinedu Ekwunife.

I am glad to say that the success of the Ohaneze election in Anambra came as a result of the
magnanimity and benevolence of the State Governor, His Excellency, Dr. Willie Obiano, who
took an active interest in the affairs of OHANEZE NDIGBO and made available
to us his Senior Special Assistant on Political Matters in the person
of Comrade
Arinzechukwu Awogu, who did not only act as Governor’s representative but
acted as a veteran of OHANEZE.

Our success in the main must be attributed to his untiring efforts. Other
active members of the Election Officers include, Barrister Albert Nnamani, the
foot soldiers given by the State chapter of Ohaneze as part of the election committee include, Barrister J.C. Nwikpo, Chief Eddiking
Ifeanyi Mbachu, Chief Emeka Kanien, Wing Commander Afam Anyika, Dr Nicholas
Igwe, Mr. Churchil Okafor, Elder Nwama Ibe and Rev Canon Samuel Ekechukwu. The outgoing State Chairman, Elder Dr. Chris Eluemunoh gave us maximum cooperation that led to the success of the
Anambra Electoral committee under my leadership, Chief Gen. J.O.G Achuzia,
the Ikemba of Asaba.
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Chief Gen. J.O.G Achuzia

Chairman Anambra State Ohaneze Election 2017.
Ohaneze Ndigbo Anambra elects Chief Okeke Damian Afam, State Chairman; Nnakwuzie Michael, State Secretary and Publicity Sec.: Odiama Nnamdi Moses ,Publicity Secretary with Engr. Okechukwu Udeze as Asst. Publicity Secretary and 13 others Ohaneze Ndigbo Anambra elects Chief Okeke Damian Afam, State Chairman; Nnakwuzie Michael, State Secretary  and Publicity Sec.: Odiama Nnamdi Moses ,Publicity Secretary with  Engr. Okechukwu Udeze as Asst. Publicity Secretary and 13 others Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Rating: 5

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