The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has held its state congress on Sunday, 28th September, 2014, where 31 officers were elected to steer its affairs for the next for years.
Four of the new executive members are former officers of the party in the Land of Honour State.
The state congress was the first to be held by the progressives in eight years. It had been put off for several reasons, among which was in anticipation of the governorship election held last June.
Prominent among those who emerged as officers is the interim chairman of the party, Chief Jide Awe. He was returned as the state chairman after completion of the mandatory eight years. Others elected include: Mrs. Kemi Olaleye as the Deputy
Chairman; Barrister Paul Omotosho, state Secretary; Mr, Gbenga Agbeyo, Assistant Secretary; Mr. Sola Omolayo, Treasurer; Hon Taiwo Olatubosun, Publicity Secretary; Femi Ogundana, Youth leader; Mrs. Iyabo Babatunde, Auditor; and Chief (Mrs.) Ronke Okusanya, Woman Leader.
In the goodwill message delivered by the leader of the national delegation that supervised the election, Chief Sam Sam Jaja, he congratulated all those that emerged as officers, describing them as the first of such officers to be elected by APC in the state.
According to him, Ekiti is a state of pride and APC members as committed people who no breeze, tempest, storm or tornado can shake. “You are not cowards. I know that come 2015, you will come out to vote enmasse for APC,” he said.
Also while thanking party faithful for the trust reposed in him and other members of the new executive, Chief Awe said notwithstanding the current challenges confronting the party, APC remains the party to beat in Ekiti. “This is our land. The land of the Progressives, We won’t allow any stranger to take it from us.”