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Anambra: Former London Mayor Appointed Chief of Staff.

Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, has on Monday announced the appointment of Anambra-born Ernest Ezeajughi, a former mayor of London, as chief of staff.

The Governor also announced the appointment of Ben Chiobi and Richard Madiebo as his special adviser on security and head of the Anambra State Internal Revenue Service respectively.

In a report by Premium Times on Tuesday evening, Mr Ezeajughi was elected mayor of the London Borough of Brent on April 16, 2019, according to Black Past, an American online “reference centre” dedicated to African American history.

Before becoming a mayor, Mr Ezeajughi, a strong member of the British Labour Party, was elected councillor in Britain in 2014.

He won re-election in 2018 to retain his seat in a white-dominated political environment. He was also elected Deputy Mayor of Brent, months later, according to the reference centre.

The 62-year-old chief of staff was the chairman of the British chapter of Nigeria’s All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) between 2010 and 2012.

Mr Soludo won the Anambra governorship election under the platform of APGA which has remained the dominant party in Anambra politics.

In the report by Premium Times, Anatune, media aide to Governor Soludo, said that Mr Ezeajughi had completed his two-year tenure as a London Mayor.

“I am sure he will be getting back (to Nigeria) now that he has been appointed chief of staff,” the media aide said, uncertain of Mr Ezeajughi’s exact return date.

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