From Noah Ebije, Kaduna
Barely three months after assuming office as the Acting President of Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU), Mr Dio Awemi Maisamari, has been confirmed as the substantive President of the Union.
His confirmation took palace during the Second National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of SOKAPU under the present national Exco.
According to a statement by the Spokesman of SOKAPU, Luka Binniyat, the brief ceremony was conducted by the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of SOKAPU, Elder Stephen Bangoji with some members of the Board in attendance.
“A unanimous decision of the NEC, with no single opposition, confirmed Maisamari’s substantive position. This is coming after his immediate predecessor, Hon. Jonathan Asake resigned to contest for the Governorship of Kaduna State under the Labour Party (LP).
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“The NEC of SOKAPU is made up of its Central Executive Committee (CEC), Chairman and Secretaries of all State Chapters and local branches. It also includes the Women, Youths and Students wings and all past Presidents of SOKAPU.
“The new President of SOKAPU in his acceptance address thanked the NEC for his confirmation and promised to improve on the legacies left behind by past leaders. He said that he was already working on a one-year roadmap for SOKAPU and called for inputs, suggestions and contributions.
“During the meeting, he briefed the SOKAPU NEC about the achievements of the present National Exco under the leadership of Hon Jonathan Asake.
“The new President assured the NEC of his determination to reposition SOKAPU to more effectively address the challenges confronting Southern Kaduna. He said the one-year action plan will be unveiled during the AGM and intensive consultations will be made to get inputs from far and wide. He appealed for support and cooperation from all and sundry.”