KOWA chairman wins CNPP election in Kogi
The Kogi State Chairman of KOWA Party, Chief Ben Okpanachi has emerged the chairman of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, (CNPP).The outcome of the election brought to a close, all politicking in the build in replacing the outgoing chairman, Abubakar Ibrahim Abdani, whose tenure expired early this month.
Chief Okpanachi, until the victory was the state Vice Chairman of CNPP. He polled 11 votes to defeat his closest rival, Ibrahim Itodo who polled 7 votes, while Frank Kato has one vote.
Mr. Haruna Yakubu won the election for the position of secretary with 13votes while Hajiya Aishat Abdulsalm, was affirmed as the vice chairperson.Other members of the newly elected executives includes Elias Badaga, treasurer; Yusuf Nagari as the Organising Secretary; and Aboh Samuel, assistant secretary.
Also elected are, Mrs. Grace Okpanachi, who emerged as the welfare officer; Baba Abdulmalik won the position of auditor and Stephen Toba was elected as the provost.
In his address, the outgoing Chairman of CNPP, Abdani, thanked all the political parties in the state for the opportunity to serve. He urged all the constants to embrace peace.
Said he, “We need to unite if we are to achieve our aim of installing a government of the people. As a democrat, today will go down in history as a day the CNPP under my leadership organised a free and fair election.”
The National Chairman of Alliance for Democracy (AD), Joseph Abazi, commended the outgoing chairman and appealed to all the contestants to accept the outcome of the election and reconcile with the warring faction of CNPP in the state.
In his acceptance speech, Kpanachi thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed on him and assured them of his readiness to operate an all-inclusive administration.Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) witnessed the even and observers from across the three senatorial districts.
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