By Emmanuel Adeleke
Sylvester Ezeokenwa has been elected as the national chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
The 38-year-old Ezeokenwa succeeded Victor Oye as the chairman of the party.
He was elected on Wednesday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, by delegates from the 36 states of the federation and FCT.
Speaking, the outgone chairman, Oye, said he left N300 million in the party’s bank account, adding that he faced over 200 court cases and won all.
He added that he completed the party’s national secretariat building in Abuja and a five-storey zonal office in Awka.
“This is despite the fact that I inherited less than N40 million from my predecessor,” he said
In his remarks, Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, said it was his first national convention, appreciating the party for a peaceful exercise and for sponsoring him in a successful governorship election.
He commended Oye for giving the party focused leadership for eight years and for managing the party’s resources effectively.
“I am extremely thrilled that the past executives of APGA got stronger and Oye has written his name in gold. You served APGA and left it better than you met it,” Soludo said.
On his part, the new APGA chairman thanked the party members for choosing him and for the confidence reposed in him.
“Today, I am the youngest national chairman of any political party in Nigeria and posterity stares the new executive in the face as they lead all progressives in the country,” he said.