Chief Silas Chinyemike Onyima has been re-elected by Umuoji Improvement Union to pilot the affairs of the community as President General of the Community.
Chief Onyima who is the incumbent President General and serving out his first term of three years will on December 30, 2022 assume office for the second term which will last for another three years.
Remarkably, most of the positions in the executive were returned unopposed due to the what members of the community described as “the administration’s commitment to work tirelessly to bring developmental legacies to the community”.
The 212 accredited delegates unanimously cast their votes for Chief Onyima.
The election was conducted in the presence of the team from the Ministry Of Local Government, Chieftaincy And Community Affairs and that of other Presidents General from Idemili North Council Area who came to observe the election.
Speaking shortly after the election, the Commissioner for Local Government Chieftaincy And Community Affairs, Mr Tony-Collins Nwabunwanne said the election was devoid of rancour and bitterness, free and fair and all the delegates conducted themselve in a peaceful manner.
Mr Nwabunwanne represented by a senior staff of in ministry, Comrade Henry Nwasike, advised the President General and his executive to carry everyone along in their administration of the community, seek the opinion of others and work as a team so as to have a vibrant and enviable executive committee that will do more work for the community.
The Regent of Umuoji, Chief Chris Nnedu who was elated for the outcome of the process, attested to the peaceful and orderly manner the election was carried out, thanking God for the unity in the land and prayed him to give the new executives more strength to continue with their good work in the community.
Another stakeholder in the Community, Chief Obidiegwu Eddy-Nwosu said the infrastructural and human capital development achieved within the small time of the Chief Onyima-led executive was enormous, hence their support to them to continue to lead them.
Chief Eddy-Nwosu who enumerated some of the projects to include the gigantic Civic Center, Hospital, Township Stadium and many other projects which has now distinguished the community, advised the president general and his team him to keep the flag flying.
On his part, the Chairman, Electoral Committee, Ichie Obinna Nwachukwu expressed gladness over the success of the election.
While thanking God and all who seek for the progress of the community,the President General, Chief Onyima during his acceptance speech said it was a very great and happy moment for him that his people returned him to work for them haven seen the many legacy projects laid down by his administration.
Chief Onyima said he is aware that a lot still needs to be done and promised that they will focus more on construction of roads that will augment the ones that will be given to them by the state government, announcing that Governor Chukwuma Soludo will soon flag-off roads that the community will benefit from.
Other members of the executive who were returned unopposed during the election the first Vice President General, Chief Cyril Nwaemena, Second Vice President General, Nze Onyeka Onyeji, the Secretary General, Mr Emeka Nwelue, and his Assistant, Mr Peter Okafor.
The Treasurer General is Ejike Metu, while Igwilo Celestine Chuka is National Organiser and Welfare Secretary.
Mr Chukelu Chukwudi who was elected as Financial Secretary General, Arinze
Okeke who was elected as Chief Provost and Ogoelinam Ikeme who was elected as Publicity Secretary were the only three persons elected into the executive for positions that were contested.
The election attracted a former Commissioner for Information And Culture in Anambra State, Chief Tony Onyima and other prominent Ndi Umuoji.
Daily News Reporters