WRITTEN BY PAUL EZEOKE
Ndigbo at home and in diaspora have been urged to support the present drive of Ohaneze Ndigbo to actualize the Igbo agenda.
Speaking at Amichi, Nnewi South Council Area, when a delegation of the state leadership of the Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization paid a courtesy call on a former Commissioner for Information, Chief Maja Umeh at his country home, the state President of the Ohaneze, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene said the Organization remains non partisan and would continue to identify with individuals and groups who are committed towards protecting and projecting the collective interest of Ndigbo.
Chief Okeke-Ogene extolled Governor Willie Obiano for his encouragement to the state and National Ohaneze Leadership in the efforts to actualize the set goals while urging others to emulate his foot-steps and administrative acumen.
The state Ohaneze President charged Igbo youths to imbibe the spirit of promoting Igbo cultural Identity to enable them make useful contributions as well as equip themselves properly for leadership roles.
Chief Okeke-Ogene commended Chief Umeh for promoting Igbo culture and tradition while urging privileged Ndigbo to demonstrate practical commitment to the Igbo cause.
Responding, Chief Umeh noted that the present Ohaneze leadership at all levels has remained focused and dedicated towards entrenching new consciousness in Igbo culture and assured that he would sustain sensitization and mobilization of all stakeholders to identify and support the activities of the organization.
He urged Ndigbo to forge a united front irrespective of religion and political leanings while stressing the need for political zoning arrangement to be decentralized to all levels of elective positions.
Also speaking, the Transition committee Chairman Nnewi South, Mr. Felix Obidiegwu called on Ndigbo to look beyond political interest to defend the Igbo agenda and commended Chief Umeh for his commitment in promoting the collective interest of the people of the area.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS