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Nnewi Youth Forum Presidency: Ezeobuo-Okpuno Nnewichi Present Ejim Ucheagwu As Consensus Candidate

In line with the zoning principle of Nnewichi Community, Hon. Ejim Emmanuel Ucheagwu popularly known as Bishop has been presented as the consensus candidate of Ezeobuo-Okpuno Nnewichi Community for the position of the President-General of Nnewi Youth Forum.

In a well-attended general meeting of Nnewichi Community held today at Obi Nnewichi, the Former President-General of Nzuko-Ora Nnewi, Hon. Benneth Ngonadi informed the meeting that in line with the zoning principle of Nnewichi and based on the demand that a sole candidate be presented to Nnewichi from Ezeobuo, that Ezeobuo Community has elected Hon. Ejim Ucheagwu as the sole candidate from Ezeobuo for the position of the President of Nnewi Youth Forum.

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According to him, following the victory of Hon. Ejim Ucheagwu who emerged winner in the election conducted by Ezeobuo Community with a total of twenty-five (25) votes defeating Nnewichi Palace Secretary, Prince Ezenwa Nwachukwu popularly known as Onowo who scored eleven (11) votes, Ejim Ucheagwu is the sole candidate of Ezeobuo and to extension, Nnewichi Community in line with zoning arrangement.

It will be recalled that on 2nd September, 2022, Ezeobuo Community have earlier written a letter to the President-General of Nnewichi Community, Elder Samuel Egbuna, notifying him of the outcome of the decision of the Community to present Ejim Ucheagwu as the Sole Candidate for the position of President-General of Nnewi Youth Forum.

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The move for a consensus started on Monday, 15th August, 2022, when a delegation of Nzuko Agamniru Nnewichi led by the President, Hon. Elder Soge Egbuna, accompanied by High Priest Obiajulu Udoye (Isiana Nnewi), Immediate Past Vice President, Nzuko Ora Nnewi, Hon. Sir Fabian Obi and Immediate Past President, Nzuko Agamniru Nnewichi, Hon. Cyprian Okolo stakeholders of Ezeobuo Nnewichi led by the President, Chief Osita Nwosu (Ozuomba) visited Obi Nnewichi, Obi Geroge Onyekaba (Obidiugwu).

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The delegation intimated Obi Nnewichi and Ezeobuo Stakeholders on the need for EZEOBUO COMMUNITY to present a candidate for the office of the President of Nnewi Youth Forum amongst the three (3) aspirants from Ezeobuo, in-line with the zoning and rotation arrangement of Nnewichi Community, to minimize rancour and engender tranquility within the community.

After extensive deliberations by the Ezeobuo Stakeholders led by Obi George Onyekaba (Obi Nnewichi) and the President, Chief Osita Nwosu (Ozuomba), the meeting unanimously resolved that the meeting be enlarged to include the critical segments of the community which includes Executives of Ezeobuo Community, Executives of Ezeobuo Youths and Ezeobuo Stakeholders.

On Monday, 22nd August, 2022, the meeting reconvened with all the invited critical stakeholders present. The meeting resolved the issue of the candidacy of one of the aspirants, Hon. Chibunna Udegbunam, who withdrew his candidacy on the suggestion of the meeting and on the basis that he is currently occupying Ezeobuo slot of the position of Welfare Officer of Nzuko-Ora Nnewi.

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Hon. Chieloka Ubajekwe was appointed the returning officer and election were conducted for the two remaining aspirants, Hon. Ejim Ucheagwu and Prince Ezenwa Nwachukwu.

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Hon. Ejim Ucheagwu emerged the winner with a total of 25 votes, while Prince Ezenwa Nwachukwu scored 11 votes.

Out of the 39 persons invited, 36 persons voted, excluding Obi George Onyekaba(Obi Nnewichi) Chief Osita Nwosu, President Ezeobuo Community, and Hon Chieloka Ubajekwe who served as the returning officer, voted.

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