The Governor of Bayelsa State, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has promised a livable and prosperous Anambra. His mandate of promises include proper free and credible elections of Town Union Executives. In line with the Governor of Anambra, Soludo’s agenda for the improvement of Anambra communities, the state held the elections in Umunnachi Community, Dunukofia Local Government Area. The previously rescheduled elections took place on December 29, 2022.
The state has, so far held several town union elections in line with the agenda. The state held all the polls under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs. According to previous reports, the handler of elections in the various towns has reported successful polls.
The people of the community were anticipating the elections for a while. Further, the nominated contestants also did their best to win the favour of the people. Arc. Frank Okonkwo (Ezeugo Umunnachi) and Cy Okalia contested the President General election in Umunnachi Community, Dunukofia LGA.
The winning individual, Arc. Frank Okonkwo (Ezeugo Umunnachi) secured a total of 208 votes. Meanwhile his opponent Cy Okalia, got a total of 183 votes from the people. It was during the free, fair and credible “Option A4” election. This is Frank Okonkwo’s second term in the office.
The Government agents from the Office of Mr Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Tony Collins Nwabunwanne, oversaw the elections in the local government area. The reports from the observers reveal that the community held the polls peacefully.
Further, Dunukofia Local Government Chairman, Onyemaobi Augustine Nonyelum also duly observed the election in Umunnachi Community, Dunukofia, Local Government Area. All the local elections observers termed the elections in the local government area free, fair and credible by the indigenes of the Umunnachi Community at home and abroad.
The people of Anambra state and the Umunnachi Community have expressed their gratitude to the Governor of the State, Charles Soludo, for being firm in his decision to allow the people to choose their leaders without undue influence or interference from overbearing stakeholders.