Parish Priest, St Patrick's Catholic Parish, Owere-Ezukala, Rev Fr Joachim Ezeani (1st from right), inaugurates the new Laity Council executive of the parish. Second from right is the president, Sir Alphonsus U.O. Ekwem, KSM with some members of his executive.
Catholic Laity Council of St Patrick's Parish, Owere-Ezukala, Orimba South L.G.A of Anambra State on Sunday, June 25, 2017 inaugurated a new executive to pilot her affairs for the next three years.
The free and fair election which was held on May 14, 2017, had two elected officers of Umunze Deanery Laity Council, Mr. Alphonsus Ezeala and Miss Clementina Onyebueke as electoral officers had 30 members of the Electoral College as participants. Ten persons from each of the parish Catholic Men's Organisation (C.M.O), Catholic Women's Organisation (C.W.O) and Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (C.Y.O.N).
Those elected were Sir Alphonsus U.O. Ekwem, KSM as the president; Mrs. Angelina Ogbonnaya, vice president; Mr. Oliver Chibueze, secretary; Mr. Clement Onyegu, financial secretary and Mrs. Adaeze Ogbonnaya, treasurer.
Others included Mr. Uche Ekenedu, Public Relations Officer (PRO); Mr. Francis Maduegbu, assistant secretary; Mr. Chike Elias-Uzoigwe, Director of Social (DOS) I; Miss Chioma Iheukwu, Director of Social (DOS) II; Mrs. Josephine Okolo, Provost I and Mr. Matthew Nkwo, Provost II.
In his acceptance speech, the President of Catholic Laity Council of ST Patrick's Parish, Owere-Ezukala, Sir Alphonsus U.O. Ekwem, KSM, Promised to serve Owere-Ezukala Catholic Community with humility and love.
Sir Ekwem, who is a father to two Catholic priests and alongside his wife won the Golden Couple Award from St. Patrick's Catholic Cathedral, Parish, Awka in 2013, called for prayers and supports from all for the enviable growth of Laity Council of St Patrick's Parish, Owere-Ezukala under his care.