Nzuko Arochukwu Enugu Elects Officers As Impeached President Fights Back


After the purported impeachment of Dr. Ogbonnaya Ochonma and his secretary, Mazi Michael Eze, for alleged financial impropriety amongst others in June 2016, members of Nzuko Ikom Aro, Enugu branch in its July meeting held at Asata Primary School, Asata, Enugu, elected a new exco to pilot its affairs for the next three years. Before the commencement of the meeting, a mild drama ensured when members were denied access to the venue of its meeting on the instruction of Dr. Ochonma, Mazi Michael Eze and Mazi Ben Torty’’.

Tempers however calmed when the caretaker of the school eventually allowed members use of the hall to conduct the business of the day, which was the election of new officers to replace the Ogbonnaya Ochonma exco. With opening prayers and brief remarks by Dr. N.C. Oji (a patron of the branch) a motion for the dissolution of the exco was moved, seconded and adopted. This paved the way for the conduct of election supervised by Dr., Nkemka Jombo–Ofo and Dr. N.C. Oji (Patrons) which produced the following, Nwachukwu Godwin, President, Anicho Abah, 1st Vice President, Ngozi Ibe, 2nd Vice President, Macdonald Nwankwo, Secretary, Chinatu Okoro, Treasurer, Moses Okoro, Financial Secretary, Ukwu Orji, PRO, Ndubuisi Okereke, Social/Welfare Secretary and Ikechukwu Okoro, Provost. Oath of allegiance was administered on the team by Dr. Jombo–Ofo.

A new twist however emerged immediately after the election with Dr. Ogbonnaya Ochonma crying foul. He stated that at no time was he impeached by members of the branch and that no election held on the said day. He accused a member of the branch of mischief and sponsoring AROSON members to carry out the said impeachment. Dr. Ochonma fired back at the new exco and demanded their legitimacy. In his words, a certain ‘’influential’’ member took his social club AROSON members to the venue of their meeting and perpetuated the illegality. On the role of the patrons, Dr. Ochonma stated that Dr. Jombo-Ofo is not a member of the union talk less a patron. He noted that Dr. Jombo-Ofo never attended any meeting of the union during his tenure and before just for him to come from nowhere to conduct an election and swear in an exco. Ochonma informed Aro News that the matter is before Nzuko Aro national will be addressed in September.

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