The Deputy Chairman of Obingwa Local Government Area, Mrs Uloma Nwogu has been sworn in as the new executive chairman of Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State.
Speaking at the swearing in ceremony held at the Executive Council Chambers, Government House Umuahia, Governor Okezie Ilpeazu said he was in receipt of a letter dated 23rd May, 2022 written by the former Executive Chairman of Obingwa LGA Hon Ibe Nwoke entitled: Resignation of my party membership.
To that effect therefore, the Governor stated that in consonance with the Laws guiding the Abia State Local Government System, the consequence is that Mr Nwoke breached the provisions of Section 23, Sub -section 1(f) of the Abia State local Government Law No. 2 of 2006.
The Governor said that the Law makes it imperative for a new Chairman to be sworn in to take over the reigns of power at Obingwa Local Government.
According to him, the event marks a milestone in the development of the Local Government system, noting that his administration is the only one that deemed it wise to conduct Local government elections for two consecutive times within his tenure.
Dr Ikpeazu added that the essence is to deepen democracy and involve youth and women in the governance process.
He congratulated the new Chairman and enjoined her to protect the interest of Obingwa and Abia State by mainstreaming the interest of women and youths.
Governor Ikpeazu further advised her to leave legacies, as her stewardship will open more doors for women in politics and administration.
In her acceptance speech, the new Chairman, Mrs Uloma Nwogu thanked the Governor for finding her worthy to serve and promised not to disappoint him and the state.
The oaths of office and allegiance were administered on the new Chairman by Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary of the ministry of Justice, Mrs Uzoamaka Uche Ikonne.
Secretary to Government, Barr.Chris Ezem, Chief of Staff to the Governor Chief Okey Ahiwe , Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Rt. Hon Prince Christopher Enweremadu, Deputy Chief of Staff Office of the Deputy Governor, Sir Don Ubani , other members of the State Executive Council, Executive Chairmen of various Local Government Areas in the State among other government functionaries were present during the ceremony.
Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
4th July, 2022.