Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Anambra chapter, has lauded the State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, for appointing Patrick Onyedum as Chairman of Anambra State Sports Development Commission (ASSDC).
Commending the governor in a statement signed by SWAN, Anambra State chairman, Anthony Oji, and Secretary, Patrick Anaso, Thursday, it described Onyedum’s appointment as a square peg in a square hole. It also affirmed that Onyedum possesses a rich pedigree as an athlete and sports administrator.
It read: “The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Anambra chapter wishes to congratulate Patrick Estate Onyedum on his appointment as chairman of Anambra State Sports Development Commission (ASSDC).
“SWAN views Onyedum’s appointment as a square peg in a square hole because he possesses a rich pedigree as an athlete and sports administrator.
“It is instructive to note that he did not only take part in active sports, he is at the moment, chairman of Anambra State Athletics Association (AAA) and South-East representatives in Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) at a time.
“Onyedum as a former transition chairman of Anaocha Local Government Area organised the annual Anaocha Athletics Championship for secondary schools in the area where young athletes were discovered for grooming.
“SWAN Anambra Chapter is convinced that, armed with these records, Onyedum will turn the fortunes of Anambra sports for good as the chairman of the commission.
“SWAN expresses its readiness to partner with administration in promoting his activities and also to provide positive critiquing in the overall interest of Anambra athletes and sporting community.
“Lastly, we want to thank Gov. Chukwuma Soludo for the appointment and urge him to give the new management under Onyedum all the political and financial support it needs to succeed.”