After a meritorious service of two terms of 10 years, Professor Uzodinma Nwala, has finally bowed out as the president of Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF).

Nze Coleman Emeka Chukwudelunzu, who retired from the ministry of defence Abuja, was at the weekend elected as the new president of ADF.

The ADF election was conducted on Saturday,June 29, through zoom meeting in six centers namely Enugu, Anambra, Imo and Abia states, including Abuja and in diaspora, was monitored from the ADF secretariat, located at Umuezebi street, New haven, Enugu.

The final results after collation of votes from the six centres as announced by the chairman of the electoral committee, Dr Kachi Nwoga, showed that Nze Chukudelunzu was unanimously elected as the new president of Alaigbo Development Foundation(ADF).

It was observed that other officials were equally elected unopposed and the positions evenly distributed among the Igbo speaking states and the Igbos in diaspora.

Col.Joe Ogbonna(rtd) emerged as ADF Vice President in diaspora while Architect Eric Eyuchae was elected as new ADF National Vice President.

Captain Casmir Nwafor(rtd) was elected as new national secretary of the foundation with Engr. Vincent Obi as the new deputy national secretary. The position of national financial secretary was won by chief Alex Okemiri as Mazi Onochie Ukeme was elected as national treasurer.

The position of ADF legal adviser was won by Professor Philip Akah, Mazi Oluchi Ibe was elected as the national publicity secretary with Mr Ndubuisi Anienugu as deputy publicity secretary.

Others include Prince Solomon Udochukwu who emerged as National Organising secretary,Comrade Linda Monday Chinwendu emerged as ADF new welfare officer while Comrade Joachim Anyanwu was elected as membership secretary.

In his acceptance speech, the new president of ADF, Nze Coleman Chukwudelunzu, assured that his administration will continue with the good works and vision of his predecessor. Prof. Nwala, who is equally the founder of the Igbo socio cultural organisation, whose ultimate goal is to advance the socio-economic development of Igbo land and welfare of Ndigbo.

Nze Chukwudelunzu promised to table the cause of Igbo marginalisation from the mainstream of affairs of Niigeria to relevant authorities and to push for aggressive socio economic development of Igbo land,by appealing to Igbos in diaspora to invest in Igbo land.

A press statement from the ADF secretariat Enugu, signed by the administrative secretary, Comrade Osita Chukwuagbanarinam, disclosed that the newly elected ADF officials will be issued with their Certificate of returns during the 10th ADF anniversary celebration,holding at Umuahia, on July 13.


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