Nature they say does not support vacuum. T his was the case with Knights of St. John International Lagos Grand Commandery, as she elected and installed a new Grand President and his officers to pilot the affairs of the Commandery for the next four years, in line with the CBCN directives and guidelines. T he election saw Brig. Gen Joachim Chuks Amamgbo of CKC Commandery 557 Akuwonjo in District 16 of Lagos Grand as the new Grand President.
His nomination which came from the floor of the election saw him emerge victorious in this exalted position. Other Principal Officers elected were Col. Ikechukwu Tony Udeozor of St. Joseph Marello Commandery 721 Isolo, District 15, as 1st Vice Grand President. Col. Charles Okonkwo of Church of Ascension Commandery 642 Falomo, District 15, as 2nd Vice Grand President, Col. Kelechi Ngwaba of St. Kizito Commandery 272 Iju, District 16, as Grand Secretary. Other key officers are Capt.
Godwin Akwuba of District 20, Capt. Dada Adekunle of District 20, members of the Board of Trustees and other expanded Excos. In his acceptance Speech, Brig. Amamgbo pledged total loyalty and support for the constitution of KSJI, under the watchful eyes of the Catholic Church represented by the CBCN.
The event was witnessed by the Chaplain of Knights of St. John International who was also the representative of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Rt. Rev Monsignor John Aniagwu and a delegate of the Supreme Subordinate Commandery, Brig. Gen. Solomon Obeakeme. Monsignor Aniagwu thanked the Lagos Grand of KSJI on the manner and conformity at which she elected her leaders and encouraged the new executives to imitate the Patron Saint of the Order, St. John the Baptist in humility and service.
Other highlights of the event were the official inauguration of the New Grand Executives done by the immediate Past Grand President Brig. Gen. Peter Eluyefa who admonishes them to succeed in all ramifications in promoting the good image of the Order and Lagos Grand in particular, while wishing them a fruitful years of service. Finally, there was a Colourful Party which ended the event in a memorable manner.