38-year-old Ezeokenwa makes history, becomes youngest national chairman of a political party in Nigeria

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A 38-year-old Barrister Sylvester Ezeokenwa has made history as he became the youngest national chairman of a political party in Nigeria.

Ezeokenwa was on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, elected the national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) after the tenure of office of Dr Victor Ike Oye.

Oye bow out after eight years of service as the National Chairman of the party.

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In a consensus decision, all the aspirants for the 31 elective positions were returned unopposed including the post of the National Chairman.

Making the declaration of the outcome of the party’s National Convention in Awka, the Returning Officer Ichie Ben Onugbolu said that the process was peaceful and credible adding that the aspirants saw the contest as a family affair for the growth and progress of the party.

Also, former governor of Anambra, Chief Willie Obiano, Amb Bianca Ojukwu, Frank Nweke Jr emerged members of the Board Of Trustees of the party.

Also, members of the BOT include Former Deputy Governors Dame Virgy Etiaba, Emeka Sibudu, immediate past National Chairman Ozo Victor Oyeh, outgoing Speaker of the state Assembly Uchenna Okafor and former member of the Federal House of Representatives and one of the candidates Ben Nwankwo as well as 13 others across the country.

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In his acceptance speech, the new National Chairman Bar Sylvester Ezeokenwa noted that he sees his emergence as a task to take the party to the next level adding that he would see to the injection of new fresh blood and more participation of the youths and women in the party.

Ezeokenwa further noted that the party under his watch would provide the needs impetus to extend the bounds of the party to other states adding that come next general election the party would show stronger capacity while congratulating the past National Chairman and leader of the party for keeping the party moving.

Also speaking, Gov Charles Soludo said that the party has demonstrated a very peaceful transfer of power indicating that “the future is here in APGA”.

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