The Enugu State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Saturday held its local government congress across the 17 local government areas of the State.
A former Governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo and several others described the exercise as peaceful and credible.
In the congress at Udi local government area of the State, the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu emerged as a delegate to the forthcoming National Convention of the party.
Okechukwu was returned unopposed during the Udi local government congress, held at the Udi APC local government secretariat, Ninth Mile Corner, Ngwo, near Enugu.
However, this was not without a twist as Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama and his supporters conducted a parallel congress at a school field in the same council area.
Two other national delegates, Mr. Charlie Chime and Maureen Anosike, were also returned unopposed at the same venue.
The congress was attended by party bigwigs from the local government, including the APC National Vice Chairman for South-East, Emma Eneukwu and the Acting Women Leader, Mrs. Oby Nwofor.
Members of the Udi local government executive of the party were also elected during the congress.
They include Jude Anyadibe (Chairman), Ojielo Pascal (Deputy Chairman), Ebubeagu Felix Okafor (secretary), Mabel Owoh (Women Leader) and Sylvester Onyia (Treasurer).
Reacting to his election as national delegate, Okechukwu assured that he would use the mandate given to him to support the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to revamp coal in Enugu and improve infrastructure in the South-East geo-political zone.
“When we came here before, we promised that President Muhammadu Buhari will revamp Enugu coal. We promised that President Buhari will revamp Enugu-Onitsha expressway, Enugu-Port Harcourt and Enugu Makurdi expressways. Today, work has started on all of them.
“Also contained in President Buhari’s docket is 50 million dollars for Enugu Urban Water Scheme. We will use this mandate given to us to improve infrastructure in the South-East and revamp coal,” Okechukwu said.
Making remarks, Eneukwu, the National Vice Chairman for South-East, lauded the conduct of the congress in Udi local government, stressing that the exercise as free, fair, transparent and credible.
He described all those who attended the congress as very committed and trusted party men, pointing out that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and the media were fully represented.