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Ohaneze Elects Enwo-Igariwey As New Leader, As Dep Presidential Candidate Shot



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A contestant for the position of  Deputy President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo from Enugu State, Chief Emma Nwankpa, was on the eve of the national election shot by unknown persons. This comes Chief Gary Nnachi Enwo-Igariwey from Ebonyi state becomes the new President General of the apex Igbo organisation. Nwankpa was accosted by the assailants at the entrance of his house.

He was said to have offered them his wallet for them to spare him but they shot him on his two legs after collecting the wallet and sped off in a car.

Nwankpa, who is now receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital, did not participate in yesterday’s election which he lost to his only opponent, Chief OAU Onyema. Police spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident,  said the police were already investigating the attack.

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Meanwhile, a new leadership for the body emerged yesterday with the election of Chief Gary Nnachi Enwo-Igariwey from Ebonyi.


Chief G N Enwo-Igariwey       President General  (Ebonyi State)

Dr Joe Nwaorgwu                   Secretary General (Imo State)

Chief ( Bar) O A U Onyema     Deputy President General (Enugu State)

Chief I N Wonwu                    Deputy Secretary General

Dr P N Atamuo                        Ohaneze Vice President Anambra State

Chief C Ndimele                      Ohaneze Vice President Abia State

Chief E B Onyia                       Ohaneze Vice President Delta State

Chief Ruben Okolo                  Ohaneze Vice President Imo State

Chief Emmanuel Ajoku           Ohaneze Vice President Rivers State

Mrs Celina Adibuah                 National Financial Secretary

Chief Okeke Ogene                 National Treasurer

Chief Joseph Ihemeta            Assistant Legal Adviser

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A delegation of Igbo world assembly on the ground, led by the Chairman, Dr Nwachukwu Anakwenze reports that Igbo World Assembly delegates all over the World, including South Africa, Mali and Ghana were among the over 700 strong Ohaneze delegates in the seven Igbo States in Nigeria. According to Dr Anakwenze, the election was well attended by the Who is Who in Igbo Land. The election was well organized, free and fair. Thanks to the maturity of members of Ohaneze Ndigbo in attendance.

Source: Elombah

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