Sylvester Ezeokenwa, a 38-year-old, has been elected as the national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Ezeokenwa was elected to succeed Victor Oye as chairman of the party on Wednesday in Awka, the Anambra capital, by delegates from the 36 states of the country and FCT.
Oye said he left N300 million in the party’s bank account, adding that he faced over 200 court cases and won all while he was the party chairman.
He added that he completed the party’s national secretariat building in Abuja and a five-storey zonal office in Awka.
“This is despite the fact that I inherited less than N40 million from my predecessor,” NAN quoted Oye as saying.
In his remarks, Chukwuma Soludo, governor of Anambra, said it was his first national convention and thanked the party for a peaceful exercise and for sponsoring him in a successful governorship election.
He commended Oye for giving the party focused leadership for eight years and for managing the party’s resources effectively.
“I am extremely thrilled that the past executives of APGA got stronger and Oye has written his name in gold. You served APGA and left it better than you met it,” Soludo said.
The convention also nominated and ratified new members of Board of Trustees led by Willie Obiano, former governor of the state.
On his part, the new APGA chairman thanked the party members for choosing him and for the confidence reposed in him.
“Today, I am the youngest national chairman of any political party in Nigeria and posterity stares at the new executives in the face as they lead all progressives in the country,” he said.