Members of Atani (Arochukwu) Welfare Union, Abuja, gathered at the Accord Centre FCT, on Sunday, the 24th of June 2019, with the main purpose of electing members for the branch upper most on their minds.
And after a peaceful exercise, Mazi Kingsley Onuwa Ubah was elected president of the branch, with a mandate to pilot the affairs of the body for the next three years. He defeated Mazi Chima Ogbonna by 38 votes to 17 votes.
In an election conducted by the grand patron of the branch and Deputy Governor, Economic Policy Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Okwu Joseph Nnanna (Ugwu Aro), Mazi Amstrong Okoro was elected Vice President, Mrs. Chinemeren Emeka Kanu, Secretary, Emeka Adiele, Assistant Secretary, Lawrence Kanu, Financial Secretary, Ngozi Uche Nwosu, Assistant Financial Secretary, Pastor Vio Ezebuiro, Treasurer, K.M.D Okoro, Public Relations Officer, Chinyere Nwosu, Welfare Officer and Ndubuisi Sunday, Provost
In his acceptance speech, Mazi Ubah pledged to continue the good work started by his predecessors and promised to run an inclusive administration. He stated that his administration will focus on unity, peace and progress of Umu Atani, especially those domicile in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
He charged Umu Atani to join hands with his administration as it focuses on purchase of land for the union. This, he explained, will be the main objective of his team. Atani, he noted, deserves its own property and with the co-operation of all, the task will be accomplished.
He rounded off his speech with appreciation to all Umu Atani in the FCT, the President General of Atani Welfare Union, Mazi Chekwas Oti and Mazi Chikezie Okoro, who acted as President of the branch before the election