Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has sworn in a new Deputy Chairman for Obingwa Local Government Area, Mr. George Chukwuma Ubani.
Speaking at the swearing in ceremony held at Banquet hall, Government House Umuahia, the Governor congratulated the new Deputy Chairman on his new office and charged him to cooperate with the Council Chairman to move the Local Government forward.
He further urged the Deputy Chairman to work with the Chairman to conceptualize projects and programmes that would gladden the hearts of the youths in the area, adding that he should be in the forefront of mobilizing and projecting youths to participate in governance.
Governor Ikpeazu stressed that the reason behind conducting Local Government elections in the State consecutively through the life of his administration is to deepen democratic ethos and include youths in the governance process.
According to him, Local Government tier is an arm of government where youths cut their teeth in politics and reminded him that his appointment is an opportunity to showcase himself in doing what his people want and not for personal aggrandisement.
Dr. Ikpeazu, who further said that he has been rewarded for his consistency and steadfastness in the party urged him to acquit himself well by leaving a mark on the signs of time.
In his acceptance speech, the new Deputy Chairman for Obingwa Local Government Area, Mr. George Chukwuma Ubani thanked the Governor for the opportunity given him to serve and promised not to disappoint.
He assured that the PDP in Obingwa Local Government Area would remain intact even as he would carry the people along.
The oath of office was administered in the new Deputy Chairman by a representative of the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary of the Abia Ministry of Justice.
Wife of the Governor, Dr. Nkechi Ikpeazu, Secretary to Government, Barrister Chris Ezem,Honorable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Uche Ihediwa, SAN, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Okey Ahiwe, former Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon Eric Acho Nwakanma, State Organizing Secretary of the PDP, Chief Victor Ebere, Executive Chairman of Obingwa LGA, Mrs Uloma Nwogu and several other leaders from Obingwa LGA.