A former Deputy National President of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA, Chief Emenike Nwokeoji has emerged the new National President of the association after beating the immediate past Acting National President, Dr. Kayode Farinto with a total of ten (10) votes.
While Emenike Nwokeoji polled a total of thirty three (33) votes to emerge the National President, his arch rival, Dr. Kayode Farinto polled a total of twenty three (23) votes.
Also, a former Chairman, Tincan Island Port chapter, Prince Olusegun Oduntan polled a total of twenty nine (29) votes to beat Chief Dennis Okwu who polled a total of twenty seven (27) votes to emerge the Deputy National President. Mr. Olumide Fakanlu polled a total of twenty nine votes to beat Chief Lawrence Ubah and Chief Chunks Aaron Okolo who polled twenty two (22) and five (5) votes respectively to emerge the National Secretary of ANLCA.
For the post of the Assistant National Secretary, Nze Theodore Ejezie polled a total of thirty four votes to beat his closet rival, Mr. Alabi Olusegun, while the position of the Financial Secretary was uncontested for and would be filled through a by-election.
The immediate past National Financial Secretary, Hajia Bola Muse polled a total of twenty eight (28) votes to beat her lone opponent, Alhaji Azeez Afolabi who polled a total of twenty five (25) votes to emerge the National Treasurer whereas Mr. Emmanuel Onyeme emerged unopposed as the National Publicity Secretary.
Mr. Femi Anifowose polled a total of twenty one (21) votes to beat Mr. Soleji Goddy Sewa who polled a total of nineteen (19) votes to emerge as the Zonal Coordinator, Western Zone while Mr. Idowu Owoade emerged unopposed as the Zonal Secretary, Western Zone. Mr. Joshua Ohuama and Mrs. Chinyere C. Okere emerge unopposed as Zonal Coordinator and Secretary, Eastern Zone whereas Alhaji Lameen Aliyu emerged unopposed as the Zonal Coordinator, Northern zone.
Speaking shortly after his declaration as the National President of ANLCA, Chief Emenike Nwokeoji said that his job was half done as the newly elected executive of the association were drawn from the two opposing camps. “So, we are going to work together The job to be done is enormous but with God, we will overcome”, he said.
Emenike disclosed that his priority would be to pursue peace, restore all that was lost in the association so that the association could move forward even as he added that “we can’t make progress without peace. So, once we have peace, other things will fall in. When all of us are working as a unit, the sky will be out limit.”
He assured that going forward, things were going to change.
Speaking on those who contested the election against him, the new ANLCA boss said, “There is nothing like opponent, all of us are winners, we ate going to work together to achieve our common target. All of us operate from the same port, so the port serves all of us. If things are good both those that are here and those that are not here, both those that are ANLCA members and those who are not, they will all benefit from it.”
Meanwhile, the newly elected ANLCA National Executive Committee, NECOM has been sworn into office immediately.
Photo: (L-R): Barrister Oladimeji, Chief Emenike Nwokeoji, newly elected ANLCA National President, Prince Segun Oduntan, newly elected ANLCA Deputy National President and Mr. Olumide Fakanlu, newly elected National Secretary during their swearing ceremony shortly after NECOM election in Lagos today..
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