History was made in South Africa as the brother of the Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, Sunny Wenike became the first River state indigene and Ikwere man to hold the exalted position of President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo South Africa.
Wenike emerged as the President after a keenly contested election held on March 20, 2021, at the Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg.
Wike junior as he is fondly called has been into humanitarian services, community rights activism for more than twenty years.
Prior to his emergence as the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo South Africa, Sunny Wenike has served humanity in many capacities. He is the Founder and former Chairman, Organized Youth Council of River state, Former Financial Secretary and Acting Secretary, Nigerian Union in South Africa (NUSA), Johannesburg chapter.
Other positions he has held include Former Secretary, Association of River state Indigenes South Africa, Coordinator, Niger Delta Youth Coalition South Africa, Former Public Relation Officer (P.R.O), Nigerian Citizens Association, South Africa, Former Acting Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo South Africa amongst others.
Speaking on his new position, Wenike said that he is a grassroot mobilizer who had held several leadership positions in the past, promising that his administration will take Ohanaeze South Africa to a greater height.
In his words, “My position today is by God’s grace and a result of hard work. I am a grassroot mobilizer. I have always been ready to serve.
“My administration will take Ohanaeze South Africa to a greater height. I will make River state proud like my elder brothers, His Excellencies Nyesom Wike and Chibuike Amaechi.”