The Ebonyi State Ministry of Border Peace and Conflict Resolution has elected new executives.
The Honourable Commissioner for Ministry of Border Peace and Conflict Resolution, Dr Donatus Chukwuma llang, who monitored the election disclosed this on Saturday while charging the elected officials to run an inclusive government to promote peaceful coexistence in the villages of Enyim/Edukwu Opoke Agalagu.
Addressing the stakeholders and the community in general immediately after the election, the Commissioner commended the people for their peaceful conduct in chosing their leaders, expressing his confidence that it will usher in development in Enyim/Edukwu Opoke Agalagu village.
The Commissioner further enjoined the officers to endeavour to unite the people and run inclusive government while discharging their duties.
He also appreciated the Town Union President of Ndufu-Alike Ikwo Mr. Chibuike Igwe, former Chairman of Ikwo Local Government Area, Hon. David Onuoha and the youths of the area for their resilience and commitment in conducting the election.
On his part, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Security, Ikwo Local Government Area, Mr. Edeke Desmond, thanked the people of Enyim- Edukwu Opoke Agalagu for turning out in mass to vote for the people of their choice and assured them of adequate protection of lives and property in the area.
Earlier in his remarks, the Town Union President of Ndufu-Alike Ikwo Community, Mr. Chibuike Igwe noted that the election became necessary following the expiration of the tenure of the outgoing executives of the village led by Mr. Ifeanyi Opoke, assuring the people of smooth transition from the outgoing to the incoming executives.
In their vote of thanks, the former Chairman of Ikwo Local Government Area, David Onuoha, the Village Head, Mr. Anthony Itumo and the Rtd. Police Officer, Romanus Nwakpu on behalf of the people, thanked the Governor, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonnia Nwifuru and the Honourable Commissioner for Border Peace and Conflict Resolution, Hon. Dr. Donatus Ilang for creating an enabling environment for the conduct of the election.
The emerged chairman Mr. Chukwuma Oboke, in his acceptance speech on behalf of other executive members, appreciated the people for electing him as their chairman. He also solicited the supports of his opponents in the election, calling them to join hands and ideas with him to move the community forward.
The members were immediately sworn-in and were embraced together with their opposition leader, Anthony Itumo into the camp of the elected members.