Kogi CNPP Elects New Executive Officers

By: Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), Kogi State has elected new the executive officers to
direct it’s affairs for the next two years.

In a keenly contested election Chief Ben Okpanachi has emerged as the new chairman  of (CNPP) in Kogi State.

The newly elected CNPP chairman who is also the current state chairman of  KOWA Party, will take over the mantle of leadership Conference his predecessor Hon Abubakar Ibrahim Abdanis.

The emergence of Okpanachi  laid to rest months of horse-trading over who would replace the outgoing chairman, Hon. Abubakar Ibrahim Abdanis whose tenure expired early this month.


Chief Okpanachi, until  his victory was the state Conference Chairman of CNPP. He emerged after he defeated two other contestants. He garnered 11 votes to defeat Ibrahim Itodo who polled 7 votes, while Frank Kato got 1 vote.

 Hon. Haruna Yakubu won the election for the position of secretary with 13votes. Hajiya Aishat Abdulsalm was affirmed as the Vice Chairman.

Other members of the newly elected executives are Hon Elias Badaga,Treasurer; Yusuf Nagari, Organising Secretary; and Aboh Samuel, Assistant Secretary.

 Also elected are; Mrs Grace Okpanachi,Welfare officer; Baba Abdulmalik, Auditor; and Stephen Toba, Provost.

 Addressing delegates earlier, the outgoing Chairman of CNPP, Hon Abubakar Ibrahim Abdanis thanked all the political parties in the state for given him the opportunity to serve,urged all the constants to embrace peace.

“We need to unite if we are to achieve our aim of installing a government of the people,” He noted.

Also speaking, the National Chairman of Alliance for Democracy, AD, Hon. Joseph Avazi, appealed to all the contestants to accept the outcome of the election and reconcile with the warring faction of CNPP in the state.

In his acceptance speech, Chief Kpanachi thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed on him and assured them of his readiness to operate an all inclusive administration.

The election was witnessed by INEC representative, security agents and journalists and observers from across the three senatorial 4 in Kogi State.



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