Zik's nephew elected Onitsha Sports Club president
By Sunny A. David, Onitsha
A nephew to former President of Nigeria, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Dr Arinze Modebe has been elected the new President of Onitsha Sports Club.
The Sports Club founded in 1929 serves as a recreation centre for the elites in the eastern commercial city and their wives and also a rallying point for other activities.
Modebe, a medical doctor in a speech after his swearing in by a Senior Magistrate, Uche Amechi promised to make the club the first and best port of call for any tourist coming into the city.
Priding himself to be associated with the late Zik, Dr Modebe recalled that his late mother and Zik were the only children their mother had and prayed that he will replicate that same sense of responsibility and fear of God which the late Zik lived for.
On the state of the nation, he called on the leaders in the country to wake up to their responsibility and halt all the killings.
He called on politicians to fear God in whatever they are doing and also desists from do-or-die politics.
He promised to maintain discipline in the club and also work like brothers towards uplifting the club even as popular transporter, Chief Godwin Okeke of G.U.0 Motors made a monetary donation as seed money from which the new executives can use to take off in their activities.