BreakingNews 1/9/14: World Igbo Confusion (WIC) - Who Is The New Chairman?

[ Masterweb Reports ] - The World Igbo Congress (WIC) general elections held during the 20th Annual Convention of the organization held at the Hilton, South West, Houston Texas ended up with conflicting statements. The Chairmanship contest was between three candidates, Engineer Joe Eto (the incumbent), Chief Larry Udorji and Dr. Charles Maduka. Minutes before  the election, Dr. Maduka withdrew his candidacy. Two factional results trailed the vote count; one faction declared Engr. Joe Eto winner and the other faction declared Chief Larry Udorji the new chairman. Below are the conflicting press releases by the opposing factions.
 
 
RELEASE BY JOE ETO”S FACTION
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DATELINE – HOUSTON TX AUGUST31, 2014 6:30PM: IN A WELL ATTENDED JOINT BOD/HOD MEETING WHICH CONCLUDED THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD IGBO CONGRESS, A NEW EXECUTIVE HAS BEEN ELECTED TO RUN THE AFFAIRS OF THE CONGRESS FROM 2014 TO 2017. THE ELECTED OFFICERS ARE:
 
1.       CHAIRMAN: JOE NZE ETO ATLANTA GA 36 VOTES FROM 39
2.       VICE CHAIRMAN: DR. KEN IGWE NEW JERSEY 36/39
3.       SECRETARY-GENERAL: MRS. AGATHA ANOSIKE new York NY39/30
4.       ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL: CHIEF LIVINUS MADU DETROIT, MI 39/39
5.       TREASURER: SIR FESTUS OKERE Houston TX 39/39
6.       FINANCIAL SECRETARY: DR. LOUIS OKONKWO TAMPA FL 35/39
7.       PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER: BASIL UWAKWE WORCESTER 35/39
8.       CHIEF WHIP: CHIEF GODWIN NDUKWE 39/39
 
THE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN SWORN IN BY THE LEGAL ADVISER OF THE CONGRESS, ATTY. UZOMA OFODU OF OFODU LAW KANSAS CITY
 
THE ELECTORAL COMMITTEE COMPRISED
1.       PROF CHIDI ONYENEKWU
2.       CHIEF CYPRAIN OSUOHA
3.       CHIEF SYLVESTER IWUCHUKWU
 
Dr. Anthony Ejiofor (Oji ?f? ga ana)
6937 Stone Run Drive
Nashville, TN 37211
Tel: 615 830 2078
Tax: 615 730 9244
 
RELEASE BY LARRY UDORJI”S FACTION
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RESULT OF THE WORLD IGBO CONGRESS ELECTION ON SUNDAY, AUGUST, 31, 2014: An election of officers of the World Igbo Congress for the 2014 – 2017 term, having being duly conducted, be it known that of the following results:
 
 
Chairman:
 
 Chief Larry Udorji – 28 votes
Joe Nze Eto - 0
 
 
 
Vice Chairman:  
 
Chief George Ezeh- 27 votes
Mr. Ken Igwe - 0
 
 
General Secretary:  
 
Chief Cyril Nwaguru - 26 votes
Mrs. Agatha Anosike - 2 votes
 
 
 
Financial Secretary:  
 
Adadioranma Chinwe B. Njoku – 27 votes
Dr. Louis O. Okonkwo – 1 vote
 
 
Treasurer:
 
Sir Pius Ilogu – 28 votes
Sir Festus Okere - 0 vote
 
 
Public Relations Officer:
 
Chief Jimmy Asiegbu: 28 votes
Basil Onwukwe -0
 
 
 
Chief Whip:
 
Chief Godwin Ndukwe – 28 votes
 
 
HOD Recorder:  
 
Chief C
 
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