The Igbo Speaking Community (ISC) in Lagos has elected Chief Sunday Udeh as the new President Generation of the association. Chief Udeh was elected president General in a keenly contested election which involved prominent members of the Igbo community in Lagos and presided over by the electoral committee set up for the purpose on August 31st.
The election has already been endorsed by the council of Ndi-Eze Lagos and the league of chairmen.
Chief Udeh pulled a total of 112 votes to defeat Chief Patrick Mba who scored 54 votes and Chief Sunday Eze who garnered a total of 28 votes. He was sworn-in by Mr Vitalis Chukwueke, the legal adviser of the body.
The others elected during the election include Chief H.O Nwaode , Deputy President General; Engr. Chukwuma Odimegwu , Secretary General; Chief Mrs Ngozi Chiwuko Treasurer; Chief Mrs Kate Ugoka, Women Leader; Mazi Tochi Praise Benjamin, Youth Leader; Chief Mrs Jessica Ndupu, Financial Secretary and Mrs Ivy Aguzue as P.R.O
The newly elected president general of the ISC had upon assumption of office pledged to seek release of imprisoned innocent compatriots in lagos.
While fielding questions from newsmen after taking the oath of office, Udeh lamented the worrisome population of Igbos languishing in various prison facilities in Lagos for crimes they knew nothing about. This he said his regime hope to pursue vigorously, amongst other things.
He promised to collaborate with relevant bodies, individuals and agencies to ensure the prompt release of Igbos languishing in Lagos prisons for various allegeded offences without proper trial.
Chief Ude pledged to leave no stone unturned in the course of his duties as wonton neglect of Ndigbo has reached a point of checkmate.
He called on all citizens of Igbo origin to intensify prayers for the nation, while urging them to remain law abiding in all they do and allow God to use the right leaders to alleviate their sufferings. Udeh assured that he would also focus on improving the welfare of the Igbos in Lagos, including providing free health care services for all at monthly meeting of Igbo body.
“My heart is filled with humility for the kind of love lavished on me today by my people and I assured them that they’ll never regret it. I equally had been with them from inception and I know what they need most and unity that is lacking is what I will fight for”, Chief Ude who is popularly called Child of God said.
Over 200 delegates from 20 Local Government Areas in the state participated in the election.
The Secretary of the body, Mr Chuks Odimegwu said that the new executive would attend to the urgent needs of Igbos residential in Lagos.
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