Ohanaeze Election: Osuagwu Secures Endorsement of More Pro-Igbo Groups

Ohanaeze Election: Osuagwu Secures Endorsement of More Pro-Igbo Groups

As the election of a new President for Ohanaeze Ndigbo inches closer, the Coalition of Imo Groups and Stakeholders has thrown its weight behind Prof. Chidi Osuagwu.

The coalition which is made up of representatives of all the sociocultural organizations, interest groups, professional associations and youth movements gave its endorsement on Saturday after a meeting in Owerri.

Recall that the election of new officers to administer the affairs of Ohanaeze is billed for early January, and the position of President-General has been zoned to Imo State in accordance with the laws of the apex Igbo group.

In a communiqué issued on Saturday which was signed by the leaders of seven various Imo groups and read by the convener, Dr. Nnachi Ikeogu, the Imo stakeholders disclosed that in the last three months, they have closely followed the unfolding developments concerning the Ohanaeze Ndigbo election.

His words: “Being aware that the position of President-General of Ohanaeze has been officially pronounced Imo’s turn in line with the Constitution of Ohanaeze, we have ever since been studying the various individuals from our State who have shown interest in the coveted seat. And as the coalition of all the sociocultural organizations, interest groups, youth movements and professional associations in Imo State, the pronouncement we are making today reflects the popular views of Imo people”

ALSO READ---  Ikukuoma Foundation: Trustees Threaten To Drag High Chief Nwokie to Court Over Impersonation ...as Nnaji Claims Foundation is Duly Registered

“Also, we have thoroughly studied the manifestoes of all the aspirants for the office of President-General of Ohanaeze. Further, we have observed the trajectories they are charting for the Igbo Nation, and we are deeply elated about that. Second, we also watched the virtual debate organized for the purpose of this election by Njenje Media Organization, and we participated in the followup discussions with the aspirants the which the selfsame media organization also enabled. Essentially, we have painstakingly done a deep, spirited and dispassionate appraisal of the leadership history, pedigree, integrity quotient, intellectual prowess and Igbo patriotism

and commitment of each of the aspirants”

“Given that this time is very critical to the survival of Ndigbo, and this election holds enormous promises for our people everywhere in the world, we hereby resolve as follows:

“That Prof. Chidi Osuagwu is the candidate preferred for the office of President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo by the majority of Imo people given his track record of integrity, visionary leadership, commitment to the Igbo cause and sound intellect. The debate and presentation of manifestoes by aspirants further unveiled Prof. Osuagwu as the most prepared candidate to deliver on the overriding expectations of Ndigbo at the crucial moment in our history. We therefore give him our unalloyed endorsement pledge the fold up our sleeves and move all out to work and ensure that he wins, so that the soul of Ndigbo, which is Ohanaeze, is never allowed to see corruption”

“We call for a free, fair and credible election in Ohanaeze Ndigbo which must be devoid of partisan compromises. The attempt by few individuals to stampede the electoral process and foist an unpopular candidate on Ndigbo is a taboo, an aberration of indescribable proportion given the democratic and republican credentials of the Igbo Nation, and such attempts will be vehemently resisted. We therefore sternly warn those hatching such anti-Igbo schemes to immediately back down”

“We enjoin all Igbo patriots, stakeholders and groups both in Nigeria and the Diaspora to kindly lend their support to the candidacy of Prof. Chidi Osuagwu who reflects the collective decision of Imo people and the beacon of hope for a greater Igbo Nation”

“Finally, we urge Ndigbo to keep faith with Ohanaeze, for with Prof. Osuagwu in the administrative cockpit of the apex Igbo body, our people everywhere in Nigeria will regain their pride of place, even as the greatness of Ndigbo will resonate again,” the communiqué assured.

ALSO READ---  Ikukuoma Foundation: Trustees Threaten To Drag High Chief Nwokie to Court Over Impersonation ...as Nnaji Claims Foundation is Duly Registered

©️News Corner.

About author

You might also like


Covid-19: IDFP Set to Distribute Sanitary Palliatives to 10 States

By Ikenna Orioha.  A religious organization, known as Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, IDFP, is set to distribute sanitary palliatives and incentives to ten States in the country. This, according


Imo NUJ Moves to Checkmate Fake Journalists …As Eze Adiuku Emerges Council’s Asistant Secretary

The members of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Imo State Council have resolved to curb the activities ofquacks in the profession. At a State Congress held on Wednesday 5th August,


Former NUJ President,Waheed Odusile, Petrus Obi, Others Fingered in Fueling Crisis in the Union.

There are clear indications that some elements within the Nigeria Union of Journalists are fighting hard to precipitate leadership crisis for the Comrade Chris Isiguzo-led National Working Committee (NWC) of


Imo First Lady, Ebere Ihedioha Meets With Her Staff

By Francis Emekwe The wife of the Governor Lady Ebere Ihedioha has called for team work as the present administration is poised to rebuild and reposition the State. Lady Ihedioha

2019 Elections

APC Codemns Postponement of General Elections, sues for Patience

The All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential Campaign Council, has condemned postponement of the general elections by INEC, but urged its supporters to remain resolute, patient and determined. The Council through


Imo Guber: Okey Ezeh Flags-off Campaign, 7th January

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Imo State, Sir Okey Ezeh, will on Monday, January 7, 2019 flag off his governorship campaign. The epoch-making event, which


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply, We want to hear from You...