Ndi Anioma in Lagos State spoke with one voice on the 10th of April 2022, when they gathered to endorse Apst. Patrick Nwanze for the President of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo in the forthcoming Lagos State election.
Ndi Anioma in Lagos as the name implies is a social-cultural group comprising Anioma people in all the local government areas of Lagos state. Ndi Anioma in Lagos is led by Dr. Sylvanus Ebigwei MON, the immediate past vice-president general (VPG) of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, and president emeritus of Akaikinga.
Other national leaders of Delta State present at this meeting were prominent Anioma Eze’s such as Eze Ike Nwajei, the EzeUdo Ofordile Eze Anioma in Lagos, and diaspora; HRH. Dr.Vincent Iwobi, Eze Udo Shasha. and elders like Chief Emma Ajufo, Prince Dr Ozo Chukwurah, Pastor Okonta and Princess P. Otue.
Also, other dignitaries present are Mr. Emmanuel Onnah (Sunny Bobo) the organizing secretary of the group, Honorable Okumaba Uzoka, Honorable Sunday Okonkwo, Chief Mrs. Evelyn Okere, and Prince Agubataofia Marcus.
Apst. Patrick Nwanze took his time to take the Ndi Anioma in Lagos State through the memory lane of his unprecedented achievement dating back sixteen years and promised that if given the opportunity he will do more by giving the Anioma nation in Lagos State a quality representation.
He recounted a near death experience he had in the company of Prince Agubataofia Marcus, VP Enugu and Chief Nwatie DP from Ebonyi, when his vehicle spun round on the motorway while working for Anioma in Ohanaeze, and his trips to Ohanaeze national headquarters in Enugu State to defend Anioma nation in the NEC meeting at his own expense.
Apst. Patrick Nwanze, a committed financial member of Ohanaeze ndi Igbo and chairman of the peace and reconciliation committee, holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Master of Theology.in Christian Education, an Author of several Christian books, a community leader and a consultant in BOI.
In addition, Apst. Nwanze has been in Ohanaeze ndi Igbo for the past sixteen years and has served in different capacities of this most powerful socio- cultural group in the Country, namely, coordinator and setting up new units, Amuwu Odufin Ime -obi coordinator, Chairman of Electoral Committee, member of State disciplinary committee, member Igbo day celebration committee, and represented Ndi Anioma as VP Delta.
He contested alongside Tony Nwakeze and Chief Solomon Aguene in the last election, where he obeyed the national leader Dr Sylvanus Ebigwei MON to step down for Chief Solomon Ogbonna Aguene so as to give Umu Nne Anor a victory and that happened. He is an obedient and humble person.
He is currently the President General of Apex Association of Anioma Indigenes Inc,. a one time Abule Oshun community landlords Association President a position which he held for 8yrs, Secretary General of Landlords and Residence Association, and Abule Oshun (Oriade ) zonal coordinator.
Apst Nwanze is the managing director of Sure-Sufficient Resources Ltd, a project & management Consultancy services provider, BOI registered debt recovery agent. As a missionary minister,his focus is on miscreants and the lowlife.
Other activities that took place was that some of our Anioma brothers showed their interest in contesting for the other L.C.D.A. positions:
Chief Okocha – Chairman Ikorodu North L.C.D.A
Joseph Uzorka – Chairman Ikorodu West L.C.D.A
Mr Sunday Agbo – Youth Leader Ikorodu West L.C.D.A
Orji Benedicta Ogom for VP Delta
By Chuks Okoh