Dr Maurice Okoli emerges president of Nigerian Community Russia
On Saturday the 25th of July,2020 election was held in Moscow by the Electoral Committee Russia to determine the president of Nigeria community in Russia amongst other position.
In the election result concluded and announced on the same day by the chairman of the day Mr Julius Ezeronye and secretary Mr Suberu Andrew Ozigis; Dr Maurice Okoli emerged winner with 266 votes while his opponent Mr Orabiyi Joshua amassed 16 vote with 2vites nullified.
In his appreciation speech Dr Okoli had this to say :
“MY DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS HERE IN RUSSIA🇷🇺 (NIGERIAN COMMUNITY RUSSIA). I AM SHORT OF WORDS…… BUT LET ME START WITH THANK YOU ALL🙏🏽, THANK YOU ALL🙏🏽 AND THANK YOU ALL🙏🏽SO MUCH FOR ELECTING ME AS YOUR NEW PRESIDENT. IT IS SUCH AN HONOUR TO BE ELECTED YOUR NEW PRESIDENT. I AM HUMBLED THAT YOU PLACE YOUR FAITH AND TRUST IN ME. THIS IS A RESPONSIBILITY I WILL NOT TAKE LIGHTLY AND I PROMISE TO REPRESENT YOU ALL WITH ALL MY HEART, DEDICATION, BOLDNESS AND WITH UTMOST TRANSPARENCY. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I HAVE COME TO GIVE AND NOT TO TAKE. I HAVE COME WITH ALL MY WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE AND TOGETHER WITH YOU WE CAN PUT A SMILE ON THE FACES OF THE NIGERIANS IN RUSSIA IRESPECTIVE OF TRIBE, FAITH AND SOCIAL STATUS. FIRST AND FOREMOST, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK GOD ALMIGHTY FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO BE THERE AND PARTICIPATED IN THE ELECTION IN THE MIDST OF THE RAVAGING PANDEMIC COVID-19🙏🏽. I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY PROFOUND GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION TO YOU MADAM RECHEAL OMOBUDE FOR ACCEPTING TO BE MY RUNNING MATE, I CONGRATULATE YOU OUR VICE PRESIDENT WHO ALSO WORKED VERY HARD TILL THE END. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE OUTGOING EXECUTIVES FOR THEIR SELFLESS SERVICE TO NCR. I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY OPPONENT JOSHUA OLABIYI FOR RUNNING A FAIR AND COMPETITIVE COMPAIGN. MY SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO MY COMPAIGN MANAGER CHINONSO AND ALL THE ENTIRE CAMPAIGN TEAM TOGETHER WITH ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY TO HELP ACHIEVE THIS RESULT. MY SINCERE APPRECIATION AND THANKS GOES TO ALL MY FRIENDS FOR ALL THEIR EFFORTS AND SUPPORT. MANY THANKS TO THE CHAIRMAN OF ELECTROL COMMITTEE MR JULIUS EZERUONYE AND ALL THE MEMBERS OF HIS TEAM FOR CONDUCTING A WELL ORGANISED AND TRANSPARENT ELECTION. ONCE AGAIN, MY SPECIAL GRATITUDE TO MADAM RACHEL OMOBUDE, THE LADY WITH HEART OF LOVE AND GOLD, THE VICE PRESIDENT NCR. MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN NCR, PLEASE PERMIT ME TO SAY THIS…..IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT ME BUT RATHER ALL OF US AND TOGATHER WITH ALL HANDS ON DECK WE SHALL IMMEDIATELY GET TO WORK. WE JUST GOT ELECTED TO TACKLE THE PROBLEMS OF NCR. ONCE MORE, I PROUDLY THANK NCR FOR USING YOUR VOICES AND YOUR VOTES TO EXPRESS CONFIDENCE AND TRUST IN ME. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE, I WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU(NCR). DR MAURICE OKOLI PRESIDENT NCR.”
Other people that emerged winner in various position and got returning certificate include :
Mrs Rachael Omobude as Vice President
Mr Abudu Anthony as secretary
Mrs Aghonwa Ethel Chinwe as the PRO
Ahukanna Bethel Chinaobi as Welfare Officer
Mr Joel Emeka Kingsley as Deputy Welfare
Mr Aririguzo Julius Akujobi as legal adviser
Mrs Makpah Joy as secretary for Education
Oti Wilfred Chinonso as Sport and Cultural Affair
Aghidi Queen as Financial Secretary
Here at African Heritage Magazine is saying Congratulation to Dr Maurice Okoli and others wishing y’all the best during your tenure.