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Nigeria’s Okeke elected Chairman of UK local government district

Nigerian-born Dr Chukwudi Okeke has been elected Chairman of Cherwell district council – a local government district council in Oxfordshire, England.

Okeke was elected as chairman on Wednesday, May 22 at the annual full council meeting.

Speaking after his election, he thanked his fellow Councillors for the honour bestowed on him in becoming the first citizen of the Cherwell District. 

He pledged to embrace the role with passion and to be fair and supportive to all members.

Okeke became the first black ethnic minority to hold the position of chairman in the council. 

He was the first black person to be elected as councillor two years ago in the same district.The Anambra-born said he got into politics because of his desire for a healthy society. At the end of his speech he thanked his wife for her unwavering support

Source: The Nation