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ASOPADEC Boss, Ven. Joshua Onyeike, Appointed As Labour Party Leader In Ukwa West


ASOPADEC Boss, Ven. Joshua Onyeike, Appointed As Labour Party Leader In Ukwa West

Stakeholders and executives of Labour Party in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State, have appointed the General Manager of Abia State Oil producing Areas Development Commission (ASOPADEC), Venerable Dr. Joshua Onyeike as their party leader.

Onyeike was appointed party leader on Saturday, August 26 during a general meeting of the party at his  residence, Umunteke village, in Ukwa West L.GA of Abia State.

Responding, Onyeike expressed Joy on the confidence reposed on him by the members of Labour Party Ukwa-West. He however charged the party members to give him all the necessary support to lead them.

“One thing is to appoint a leader, and another thing is to support the leader. Going by the appeal made by the stakeholders, Executives and party faithfuls for me to be your leader in Ukwa West local Government, I will not reject such offer from our people. With My antecedent as a person, I have the capacity, competence and character to deliver on this confidence reposed on me. But we must accept to be led as that is the major task ahead.”

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” I promise today that I will not disappoint our people of Asa.”” Onyeike said.

Speaking further, Onyeike listed his challenges on assumption as ASOPADEC boss as; over bloated staff, backlog of 6 months salary arrears, among others.

He however revealed that he has made remarkable achievements within one month of being in office which include; payment of two months salary, restoration of electricity in the Commission, restoration of Mkporobe water scheme, rebuilding of a primary in Ozaa , rebuilding/restoration of Owaza water project which is nearing completion and completion of Umuokoromiri-Obehie road project which he increased from 1km – 1 .2 km.



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Speaking at the meeting, some of the Stakeholders that represented the three (3) Zones of Ukwa-West, vi-sa-viz; Associate Professor Onwubiko Dike, highlighted the need to unite the party under the leadership of Ven. Onyeike. He charged that the party at this time must come together, have a direction and support its leadership to move forward.

Also speaking Chief George Nwancha admonished Ven. Onyeike to endeavour to use the opportunity given to him to unite the party, empower the youths of Asa and use his office to bring adequate infrastructure to Asaa.

On his own part, Onyeike’s predecessor who was the House of Assembly candidate of Ukwa West Local Government in the 2023 General election, Hon. Ansalem Eletuo said, “…… position as the candidate of the party made me the leader of this party and today, for the sake of peace and inclusiveness, I hand over the leadership of this party to my Elder Brother and the General Manager of ASOPADEC. As a party we agreed that I hand over to him and that I have done today. Let Ven. Onyeike be our rallying point. He is the Joshua of our time. Let him in the sake of justice lead Asa people.”

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Others present at the meeting include; the Youth Leader of Labour party Ukwa-West, Comrade Ikenna Lolo, the 10 ward Chairmen and their Executives, and other members of Labour party in Ukwa-West.


Highlight of the meeting was the presentation of Labour party flag by Ukwa-West LP Stakeholders and Executives to Onyeike as the Leader.


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