Chidi Odinkalu, foremost human rights activist and former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, has been elected the new president-general of the Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA).
At an election held in Abuja Saturday, Mr. Odinkalu won 269 votes, triumphing over his only challenger, Mr. Lawrence Wilbert, who garnered 24 votes.
Mr. Odinkalu is an alumni of Federal Government College, Okigwe.
The chairman of the electoral committee, Ngozi Oyewole, from Federal Government Girls College, Owerri, announced the results of the election.
“For the post of President-General, Lawrence Wilbert from FGC Ugbolawo scored 24 votes. Chidi Odinkalu from FGC Okigwe scored 269 votes,” Ms. Oyewole said.
Other candidates who were elected unopposed in Saturday’s poll are:
Mohammed Wasagu, FGC Kano- Vice President-General
Salim Ibrahim, FGC Ilorin- Secretary-General
Ibrahim Audu, FGC Enugu- Vice Secretary-General
Patricia Ofili, FGGC Gboko- Treasurer
Katherine Pam, FGGC Langtang- Publicity Secretary
Adama Bature, FGGC Kazaure- Assistant Publicity Secretary
Zainab Hassan, FGC Sokoto- Welfare Secretary
Ogunranti Akindele, FGC Ogbomoso- Financial Secretary
Omowunmi Odii, FGGC Benin- Assistant Financial Secretary.
All the candidates have subsequently taken their oaths of office.
Mr. Odinkalu, in his acceptance speech, thanked all those present at the event and promised to uphold the ideals of USOSA and make improvements in areas that are necessary.