The National Working Committee (NWC), of the United Progressive Party (UPP) has reconstituted the State Working Committee (SWC) of the party in Anambra State.
According to a press release signed by the National Chairman of the party, Chief Chekwas Okorie, this is part of the measures taken by the national leadership of the Party to reposition the Party’s structure and it’s composition in Anambra State in view of the forthcoming Governorship Election in the State expected to hold in November 2017.
UPP few weeks ago, went into an alliance with pro-Biafran freedom fighters in a meeting where it was declared that the party has been adopted as Biafran national party. Under the auspices of Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria(MOBIN), the freedom fighters are seeking to run for political positions in subsequent elections in a bid to be able to make legislations that will eventually see the realization of a sovereign state of Biafra.
The Anambra exercise, according to Okorie was effected with due consideration given to the relevant provisions of the Party’s Constitution registered with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) especially Article 21 section 2(c).
The new State Working Committee (SWC) is chaired by Dr. Igwilo Sylvester while Okafor Fidelis is State Secretary. They are expected to ensure a prompt reconstitution of the Local Government Working Committees and Ward Working Committees in all the Local Governments and Wards in Anambra State and submit same to the National Executive Committee for consideration and approval.
The State Working Committee is required to complete this assignment in two weeks from Tuesday 7th March 2017.
Full list of members of the Committee:
Dr. Sir Igwilo Slyvester C. -State Chairman
Bro. Chibunna Chidebe -Deputy State Chairman
Okafor Fidelis -State Secretary
Chidi Nwafor -Asst. State Secretary
Goddy Onyemaobi -Vice Chairman South
Anthony Agu Vice -Chairman Central
Barr. Celestine Ofoegbunam -Vice Chairman North
Chief Mrs. Ify Ezenwa-Women Leader
Ndidi Ibeaso -Assist. State Women Leader
Ben Obide -State Youth Leader
Eric Obi -Assist. State Youth Leader
Ody Chukwube -State Financial Secretary
Bar. Jideofor Okongwu -Assist Financial Secretary
Ibiakor Innocent -State Treasurer
Barr. Mrs. Uju Nwaogugu -Assist State Treasurer
Uche Amaku -State Publicity Secretary
Obi Emekekwue -Assist. Sate Publicity Sec.
Okwuchukwu Umeh -State Welfare Officer
Nkem Grace Ofomata -Assist. State Welfare Officer
Anachuna Chukwudi -State Auditor
Celestine Egwutuoha -Assist. State Auditor
Barr. Jezie Ekejuba -State Legal Adviser
Barr. Azubuike Okeke -Assist. State Legal Adviser
Chidi Uzoma -State Organizing Sec.
Dr. Paulinus Ezechukwu -Assist. St. Organizing Sec.
Dr. Golibe Christian Ikpeze -Ex-Officio
Emeka Uzoeto -Ex-Officio
Clement Etete -Ex-Officio