By Nduka Val
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News Hour.com.ng – It was a gathering of who is who in Owerri recently as the president of Imo State Amalgamated Market Traders, Hon. Emmanuel Ezeanochie, administered an oath of office on the newly-elected president of Owerri Building Materials Traders Association (OBMTA), Naze, Comrade Anthony Okonkwo and other officials.
The newly sworn-in officials along side the OBMTA President include: DCN. Anyanwu Joe Vincent (Vice President), Osuigwe Stephen (Secretary Gen.), Mrs. Chioma Uchegbu(Asst. Secretary), Mr. Saviour Esomonu(Financial Secretary), Mrs. Ogueri Leona (Treasurer), Diaku Oluchi Marcellinus(P.R.O) and Mr. Anyanwu Chibueze(Provost).
Prior to the administering of the said Oath of office on the affected OBMTA Executive members, Hon. Ezeanochie expressed his delight for the members of OBMTA to have found him worthy to execute such an assignment on that special day, advising the executives not to disappoint him and the state governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma in the course of their duties.
Speaking further, he asked them to avoid witch-hunting of any member suspected to have voted against them during their election, adding that they should learn to run all-inclusive and transparent government that would be to the admiration of all members of OBMTA.
He appealed to all the executives to imbibe the culture of responsiveness, discipline, accommodation, sanity and unity while carrying out their duties in the market as leaders.
Responding on behalf of all the Executive members, the president, Comrade Anthony Okonkwo, thanked the chairman of the Electoral Committee, Mr.Ikechukwu Ebuka and his team for conducting free, fair and most peaceful election that ushered in the new Executives, promising not to disappoint his anybody. He equally appealed to all the members to pray and co-oparate with them for their expected success.
Adding her voice, the newly elected assistant secretary, Mrs. Chioma Uchegbu, expressed delight for the opportunity given to her as a woman amongst men, promising to carry her fellow women along in all their programmes. She advised all to support the present government of Senator Hope Uzodimma.