Ógra organiser co-opted onto Craigavon Council
Ógra Shinn Féin National Secretary and Ulster organiser Johnny McGibbon has been co-opted onto Craigavon Council after Cllr Leah Small stepped down.
Commenting on the successful co-option of 21-year-old Cllr McGibbon, Upper Bann MLA John O'Dowd said:
"Johnny brings with him a wealth of both local and national political experience. He has a track record of organising and campaigning and of supporting the work of Sinn Féin locally through our Lurgan Office.
"It is imporant that we support younger members of the party becoming elected representatives.
"I also want to thank Leah Small for her dedication and commitment and wish her well in the future."
Commenting on his co-option Cllr McGibbon said:
"I will continue to bring the fresh, dynamic and radical approach to politics that has brought increasing support for Sinn Fein in recent years.
"I am looking forward to the challenge in my new role as a public representative. I will help to build on the republican voice in Craigavon Council and will enthusiastically represent the people of the Loughside area.
"I would also like to take the opportunity to thank our outgoing councillor Leah Small for her work as a councillor for the past two years and for helping to increase Sinn Féin's representation in Loughside from two councillors to three." ENDS