Mission Accomplished: Nigerian Community Germany e.V Hamburg Branch General Election
The new members of the executive : Jude Festus Ogunnaya (Chairman), Rosemary Okafor (Vice Chair Lady ), Lawrence Eboh (Secretary General), M.O. Banjo (Assistant Secretary General), Stanley Philips (Financial Secretary), Rufus Okafor (Social Secretary), Shakiru Are (Treasure) Olugbenga Adewale Adegboyega (Provost) and Jacob Ifada (Public Relation Officer)
During the general meeting of the Nigerian Community Germany Hamburg held on the 20th October 2012, the general Assembly adhering to the principles of most democratic institutions voted Hon. Kenneth Gbnadi with a resounding majority as the returning officer in line with the NCG Hamburg constitutions and mandated him to set out election guidelines and to conduct the community election 2013.
The Nigerian community Hamburg-Germany has its aims and objective set out; To unite and promote relationship between Nigerian citizens; To intensify co-operation between the communities, the Nigerian Embassy and other organizations in Germany including the German authorities; To promote the image and culture of Nigeria and to encourage a positive dialogue between Nigerians and other immigrants; To inform and advise Nigerians with economic, social and political situation in Nigeria and Africa at large and to offer members the freedom to express their views on matters of National importance.
Following the suggestions and approval of the election guidelines by the stakeholders (Heads of State Unions & Elders Forum) of Nigerian Community Germany Hamburg on the 18th November 2012, the General Assembly of Nigerian Community Germany Hamburg voted unanimously on the 15th December 2012 to adopt the election guidelines presented by Hon. Gbandi, clearing the way for the Nigerian Community Germany Hamburg General election 2013.
This process was brought to an end on Saturday 15th June with the swearing in of the newly elected executive by Rechtsanwalt (Barrister) Iyare Allen Imasi of Imasi Chambers. The new members of the xecutive are: Jude Festus Ogunnaya (Chairman), Rosemary Okafor (Vice Chair Lady ), Lawrence Eboh (Secretary General), M.O. Banjo (Assistant Secretary General), Stanley Philips (Financial Secretary), Rufus Okafor (Social Secretary), Shakiru Are (Treasure) Olugbenga Adewale Adegboyega (Provost) and Jacob Ifada (Public Relation Officer)
The Team that midwife the second successive General elections in Hamburg include Hon. Kenneth Gbandi, NIDO President Germany, Deacon McManuel Osarumwense Ehigie, the former National President of Edo Community of Nigeria, Germany e.V, Mr. Jacob Ifada, former Secretary General of Essen Union Hamburg and Sir Eze Nosiri, Deputy Sport Director NCG FC Hamburg and Grand Patron of Owerri Union Hamburg.
The heated campaign, the tough but civilized manifesto’s rhetoric, the show of sportsmanship by the candidates at the end of the election and the successful and peaceful conclusion of the election is in total contrast with the election preparation of the Nigerian community national at the National level. The successful elections and change of leadership at Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Germany from Engineer Sebastian Udeajah to Hon. Kenneth and the successful re- election of Jude Festus Ogunnaya as (Chairman) of Nigerian Community Germany Hamburg brought succor to the current mess at NCG National and once again demonstrated that Nigerians are capable of organizing and conduct successful elections in Germany.
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