- We are all winners, no more opposition camps – ANLCA President
The newly elected National President of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Chief Emenike Nwokeoji has called for peace and togetherness after defeating the immediate-past Acting National President, Dr. Kayode Farinto with 10 votes during elections today.
While Emenike Nwokeoji polled a total of 33 votes, his rival, Dr. Kayode Farinto gathered 23 votes in the close contest which left electorates itching to hear the final results.
Speaking shortly after his declaration as the National President of ANLCA, Chief Emenike Nwokeoji stated that his job is only half-done as he observed that the newly elected executives were drawn from the two opposing camps.
“We are going to work together The job to be done is enormous but with God, we will overcome. Our topmost priority will be to restore peace and all that was lost in recent years”
“Truly, we can’t make progress without peace. So, once we have peace, other things will fall into place. With all of us working as a unit, the sky will be out limit,” the new ANLCA President said.
He maintained that he no longer sees anyone as his opponent, describing all aspirants as winners who will work work together to achieve the Association’s goals and targets.
“We all operate from the same port, so the port serves all of us. If things are good, it’s to the benefit of both those that are here and those that are not here, both those that are ANLCA members and those who are not, they will all benefit from it,” Nwokeoji remarked.
Meanwhile, a former Chairman, Tin Can Island Port chapter, Prince Olusegun Oduntan won the Deputy National President position with 29 votes to beat Chief Dennis Okwu who obtained 27 votes.
The position of National Secretary was also keenly contested as Mr. Olumide Fakanlu secured the position with 29 votes; beating Chief Lawrence Ubah and Chief Chunks Aaron Okolo who got 22 and 5 votes respectively.
For the post of the Assistant National Secretary, Nze Theodore Ejezie polled 34 votes to beat his closet rival, Mr. Alabi Olusegun, while the position of the Financial Secretary was uncontested for and would be filled through a by-election.
The immediate past National Financial Secretary, Hajia Bola Muse amassed 28 votes to beat her lone opponent, Alhaji Azeez Afolabi who got 25 votes to emerge the National Treasurer, but Mr. Emmanuel Onyeme emerged unopposed as the National Publicity Secretary.
Mr. Femi Anifowose scored 21votes to beat Mr. Soleji Goddy Sewa who polled 19 votes to emerge as the Zonal Coordinator, Western Zone while Mr. Idowu Owoade emerged unopposed as the Zonal Secretary, Western Zone. Mr. Joshua Ohuama and Mrs. Chinyere C. Okere emerge unopposed as Zonal Coordinator and Secretary, Eastern Zone whereas Alhaji Lameen Aliyu emerged unopposed as the Zonal Coordinator, Northern zone.
Photo: (L-R): Barrister Oladimeji, Chief Emenike Nwokeoji, newly elected ANLCA National President, Prince Segun Oduntan, newly elected ANLCA Deputy National President and Mr. Olumide Fakanlu, newly elected National Secretary during their swearing ceremony shortly after NECOM election in Lagos today.