Anakwue's appointment followed a Federal High Court ruling which declared Okwu as the authentic National Chairman of the party.
The appointment was contained in a statement signed by Dr Sagir Maidoya, the National Secretary to the faction in Awka.
The release stated that Anakwue’s appointment was expected to be ratified at the party’s national executive council meeting in Abuja on Feb. 6.
It stated that the national working committee had reviewed the situation in the state, noting that there were issues which the erstwhile factional state chairman, Egwuoyibo Okoye, needed to clarify.
Reacting to the appointment, Anakwue said that he would reposition the party in the state to accommodate all the interest groups after his inauguration.
He said the party had been at war because of the in-house leadership tussle.
Anakwue commended the outgoing state governor, Peter Obi, for transforming the state with his numerous programmes and policies.
In his contribution, the National Youth Leader of the party, Ferguson Okpara, while congratulating Anakwue, urged him to take the party to greater height in the state.