Ekiti State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday held its State Congress where 31 officers were elected to steer its affairs for the next four years.
Four of the new executive members of the congress held in Ado-Ekiti were former officials of the party in the State.
The Sunday’s state congress was the first to be held by APC in last eight years, and the congress had been put off for several reasons, among which was in anticipation of the governorship election held June 21.
Prominent among those who emerged as officers is the interim chairman of the party Chief Jide Awe,who was returned as the state chairman after his completion of the mandatory 8 years.
Others include: Mrs Kemi Olaleye as the Deputy Chairman, Mr Paul Omotosho as the State Secretary, Mr, Gbenga Agbeyo (Asst. Secretary), Mr. Sola Omolayo (treasurer) and Mr Taiwo Olatubosun (Publicity Secretary).
The rest are: Femi Ogundana (Youth leader), Mrs. Iyabo Babatunde (Auditor) and Chief (Mrs.) Ronke Okusanya (Woman Leader).
In his goodwill message, the leader of the national delegation that supervised the election, Chief Sam Jaja, congratulated all those that emerged as officers, describing them as the first of such officers to be elected by APC in the state.
According to him, “Ekiti State is an APC members people and I know that come 2015, you will come out to vote enmasse for APC.”
Also while thanking party faithful for the trust reposed in him and other members of the new Exco, Chief Awe said notwithstanding the current challenges confronting the party, APC still remains the party to beat in Ekiti.