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Igariwey now Ohanaeze leader

By The Citizen
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The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday in Enugu elected new national officers with Chief Nachi Gary Igariwey emerging its new President General. Chief Igariwey will be taking over from the immediate past President General, Amb. Raph Uwechue, whose tenure expired in November 2012.

Igariwey's brother and sole opponent in the election, Chief Aja Nwachukwu, did not show up for the election held at the Enugu Ohanaeze Ndigbo Secretariat. Dr Chris Asoluka, chairman of election transition committee of the group, who acted as returning officer, therefore, declared Igariwey unopposed and duly elected as President-General, while Dr Joe Nworgu polled 211 votes to beat Mr. Peter Orji, who scored 43 votes, to the second position for the post of Secretary General.

Also, Engr I.N. Nwonwu was returned unopposed as Deputy Secretary General, while Emmanuel Ajoku was declared National Vice President, Rivers State. Mr C.J. Ihemedu was also declared unopposed for the post of National Deputy Legal Adviser, just as Mrs Celina Adibua emerged the new National Financial Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.