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Anambra SWAN Congratulates Asika On Emergence As Southeast VP



By Olisemeka Sony

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has congratulated Ikemefuna Asika on his emergence as the Vice President, Southeast Zone of the association.

Asika’s appointment was contained in a letter signed by Benjamin Isaiah and Ikenna Okonkwo, the National President and Secretary General respectively dated July 1.

This followed his nomination by Chairmen of chapters in the zone as a replacement for Frankie Omokhua who was sacked by the SWAN Full Council in Kano on May 1.

The letter read “I write to inform you that your nomination as Vice President, South
East in the Isaiah Benjamin-led administration has been approved
by NEC.

“The appointment which automatically makes you a NEC and Full Council member, gives you another opportunity to serve the
Association, in line with the responsibilities of the office as spelt out in the SWAN Statute.

“Therefore, you are expected to justify the confidence reposed in you
by the President and NEC in carrying out your duties for the growth
of the Association,”

In his congratulatory message, Chimezie Anaso, chairman of SWAN in Anambra said the national leadership of the body had done well by approving the nomination of Asika whose emergence resonated well with the heartbeat of the zone.

Anaso said the appointment would definitely provide clearer direction for the association in the zone and strengthen the existing bond among members.

According to him, I have unwavering confidence in his ability to discharge his duty creditably with tact, fairness, firmness, humility and candour.

‘On behalf of chairmen and members of Sports Press in the five states of Southeast zone and Anambra in particular, I want to appreciate the Benjamin Isaiah led NEC for approving the nomination of Ikemefuna Asika as Vice President, South East Zone,” he said.

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