Ohaneze working towards Igbo presidency – Official

Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nwodo

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo said it is strategising to produce a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in the near future.

The head of Ohaneze Ndigbo in Anambra, Damian Okeke-Ogene, said this in an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Awka.

Mr. Okeke-Ogene said the John Nwodo-led executive of the body would address the problems of the Igbos and pursue its agenda, including producing a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.

He disclosed that the president of the national body was presently consulting across ethnic divides with a view to forging an understanding with other Nigerians.

“This present Ohaneze is not the one you used to know; the executive of Ohaneze is ready to pursue Igbo agenda of which the Igbo presidency is part of it.

“The Ohaneze president is consulting widely among the different tribes and ethnic groupings in the country.

“By the time he is done, other parts of Nigeria will know the need to fully integrate the Igbos into main stream of Nigerian politics.

“What he is doing at the moment is to restore the dignity and values of Igbo nation,” he stressed.

Mr. Okeke-Ogene said Ohaneze leadership was working to inspire unity among the Igbos and rekindle the Igbo spirit of ‘be your brothers’ keeper’.

On the recent fire outbreak in Onitsha, the official advised Governor Willie Obiano to start considering the value of lives and property before granting licences for construction of filling stations.

He also urged the state government to relocate some petrol stations in densely populated areas of the cities to less populated areas.

According to him, some articulated vehicles that ferry petroleum products are either rickety or unworthy to ply the roads.

“The state government should deploy the services of vehicle inspection officers to ensure their road worthiness and fitness of the drivers,” he said.

The fire outbreak in Onitsha on February 16 was caused by an articulated vehicle which fell inside a filling station with the resulting fire destroying nearby buildings and vehicles.


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  • allfsanni

    February month is Black History month in America. When people sing Na You Give me Name to Oyibo for name us Negros,
    They also add God Bless You. And the Afro new singers add I ain’t Mad at You. Some time is good to listen to Afro music when they talk to
    Negro people like You Be thief and Brother Brother There So many of you dying. The Igbo should champion African Industrial Development to bring Africa from darkness and be less in tribalism. After the British rescue Ajayi from the Slave Ship and took him to London to become a Bishop. Many Nigerians also made it to England and America by sea, by boat. Not only the slaves. One of those was Zik of Africa, Nnamdi Azikiwe. One Black American who schooled with Zik said he believe in working in America or any where in the World because if you have $1,000.00 and not working the money will vanish in spending. So he grab any kind of job to survive in America. He was not only Zik of Africa but helped promote the value of education amongs his ibo people. Who use to practice Brotherhood then. Like other African community at the sound of the drum help will come to help you build or rebuild your house house. Onitsha use to be know as a city that grew yam as tall as human. That by now Onitsha fries should be replacing French fries in America black neighborhood if not in America. The rich should donate money to power supply Onitsha. and air condition Ancient Onitsha market. Do spell check or whatever check.