The Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elected a new executive with a Former Speaker Abia House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Alwell Asiforo Okere as the State Chairman and Hon. Obinna Nwachukwu as deputy.
The Chairman polled a total of 2,105 votes while his Deputy Obinna Nwachukwu garnered 2051 votes.
Addressing party faithfuls at the end of the the State Congress of the party held at the Umuahia Township Stadium, Governor and leader of the party in the State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu congratulated the newly elected PDP State Executive and Working Committee on their emergence. He also thanked the Chairman of the Electoral Committee and his team for a job well done and reminded the incoming executive of the PDP that the party is one family.
According to the Governor , despite winning elections in the past, the tasks of winning elections cannot be taken for granted and therefore charged the new executive to ensure that the party grows from strength to strength in order to continue recording electoral victories.
In that regard, the Governor charged the new executive to begin work immediately, traversing every nook and cranny of the State and reminding party faithfuls of the need to cooperate with the new party leadership in the State. He said he has no doubt that the new Chairman is capable of leading the party to the path of victory and disclosed that the State PDP is willing to help the party at the national level to regain power.
The Governor, who said that PDP seems to be the only hope of the people called on aggrieved members of the party to seek redress within the available channels in the party.
Announcing the results, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Rt . Hon. Kenneth Okon thanked the Governor for his patience and appreciated the delegates for conducting themselves accordingly.
Earlier, National Organising Secretary of the PDP, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd) stressed the need for peaceful running of the party by the new executive and urged them to take the party to the next level, especially as the party was getting ready for the next general elections.
Also speaking earlier, the acting Caretaker Committee, PDP Abia State chapter, Chief P.C Onyegbu called on the new State executive to run a unified party devoid of rancour and ensure no factions exist as it was in the outgoing executive.
Other State officers that emerged were;
Zonal Chairman, North: Chief Amah Abraham
Zonal Chairman, Central: Hon. Chukwu Ezebuiro
Zonal Chairman, South: Chief David Chigbu
State Secretary: Barr. David Iro
Assistant Secretary, North:Ndubuisi Ukaegbu
Asst. Scretary, Central: Prince Obinna Okey
Asst. Secretary, South: Rich Nwagbara
State Treasurer: Prince Ben Okezie
Asst. Treasurer North: Chief Isaac Elekwa
Asst. Treasurer, Central: Obioha Nwosu
Asst. Treasurer, South: Chukwudi Dike
State Financial Secretary: Chinyere Onuoha
Assistant Financial Sec: Chief Emmanuel Awa
State Legal Adviser: Barr. Dan Nkaru
State Assistant Legal Adviser: Barr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Nwangwa
State Publicity Secretary: Chief Fabian Nwankwo
Assistant State Publicity: Godfrey Ogbonna
State Auditor: Hon. Gabriel Okereke Elendu
Assistant State Auditor: Prince Arthur Ajuzieogu
State Organising Secretary: Chief Victor Ebere
Asst. Organising Secretary, North: Ndubuisi Onugo
Asst. Organising Secretary, Central: Barr. Obinna Nwaogwugwu
Asst. Organising Secretary, South: Barr. Eze Onwunma
State Woman Leader: Lolo Christy Emenike
Asst. Woman Leader, North: Mrs Nwaoma Mgbeoye
Asst. Central: Mrs. Gloria Agumuo
Asst. South: Mrs. Ogbonna Best
State Youth Leader: Chief Patrick Onwuka
Asst.Youth Leader, North: Hon. Mba Akuma
Asst.Youth Leader, Central: Okpokpo Christopher
Asst. Youth Leader, South: Okechukwu Chinedu
Mrs. Comfort Wamanta
Mrs. Love Onina,
The event which attracted many party faithfuls including the Deputy Governor, Speaker and members of the State Assembly, Members of the National Assembly, Local Government Party executive among others featured taking of oath of office and observation of a minute silence in honour of the late PDP State Chairman, Sir. Johnson Onuigbo while delegates wore facemasks in line with the NCDC guidelines.