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State Congress: Ex-Abia Assembly Speaker, Asiforo Okere emerges PDP Chairman

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abia State, Saturday, elected a new executive with a Former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Alwell Asiforo Okere, emerging as the State Chairman and Hon. Obinna Nwachukwu as Deputy.

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.

Gist Vile reports that Asiforo Okere, polled a total of 2,105 votes while his Deputy Obinna Nwachukwu garnered 2,051 votes.

However, while addressing PDP faithful at the end of the State Congress of the party held at the Umuahia Township Stadium, Governor 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.

The governor charged the new executive to begin work immediately, traversing every nook and cranny of the state and reminding party faithful of the need to cooperate with the new party leadership in the state.

Meanwhile, among the State officers that emerged were; Zonal Chairman, North: Chief Amah Abraham.

Zonal Chairman, Central: Hon. Chukwu Ezebuiro.

Zonal Chairman, South: Chief David Chigbu.

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