By: Emmanuel Tortiv
Members of the FCT Secondary Education Board Multi-Purpose Society at the weekend went to Polls and elected officials to run the affairs of the Society for the next 2 years.
In a landslide victory, Mr. Nasara Peche, a Staff of Policy Department of the Secondary Education Board was elected as the President.
The Election, which took place at Government Secondary School, Tudun-Wada, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja was the high point of 12th Annual General Meeting [AGM] of the over 4,000-members of Co-operative Society.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Nasara Peche, expressed appreciation to the members for finding him worthy to represent them.
The new President assured that the Cooperative Society will be taken to greater heights in fulfillment of the desire of the Co-operative Society’s founding fathers. While thanking the members for trusting him and his new team with their mandate, he called on the losers of the election to join hands with his team to deliver the campaign promises.
In an interview with Abuja Digest Online, the new President, who said he will be magnanimous in victory, noted that the margin of the result was not surprising because of his track records in the previous position held.
Mr. Peche further assured that his administration is going to give maximum attention to the welfare of members of the SEB Co-operative; adding that the stress associated with accessing loans will be reduced, while the backlogs will also be taken up.
He reiterated that the legacy left behind by the former President, Mr. Shehu Abdulkarim will be sustained and built upon for the good of all.
Meanwhile, the former President, Mr. Shehu Abdulkarim thanked members for giving him the opportunity to have served the people; stressing that a change of leadership in the Co-operative Movement should be about experience and not sentiments.
He recalled that the new President, Mr. Peche worked with him for over three years and he has exhibited trust and credibility that is why he supported him to cling the exalted position.
According to him, Mr. Peche taking over the Cooperative Society will ensure continuity.
Abuja Digest reports that a breakdown of the results shows that Mr. Nasara polled 960 votes to defeat Mr. Arinza who scored 117; while other positions were won as follow: Vice President -Mr. Ujah James Igoche; Secretary – Adekeye Ibuku; Assistant Secretary-Mr. Osigbemhe John; Treasurer-Fasan Taiye; Financial Secretary-Shide Chiroma; PRO -Muhammed Tauheed; and the position of Legal Adviser-Okpala Chika.