- Factional Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has called on Governor David Umahi to become the pillar of strength for Ndigbo
- According to the group, the absence of Igbos at the federal level of government demands that the region step up to make their people noted
- The pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation described the chairman of Southeast Governors’ Forum as the modern father of Ebonyi
Abakaliki - Following the absence of an Igbo man at the highest level of government, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has been urged to step up and become the pillar of strength for Ndigbo.
The appeal was made by the factional Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide in a statement signed by Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the secretary-general of the Chidi Ibeh-led faction, on Sunday, August 15, in Abakaliki, The Guardian reports.
According to the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Umahi’s impressive performance had redefined governance in Ebonyi.
Isiguzoro maintained that the Igbos need direction in the absence of the legends, saying the responsibility falls on Umahi that he concedes to the burden of leadership bestowed on him, The Independent added.
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The Igbo body described the chairman of Southeast Governors’ Forum as the modern father of Ebonyi.
Ohanaeze blasts former PDP chieftain Ogunlewe over comment on Igbo presidency
Earlier, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has lambasted a former minister of works, Adeseye Ogunlewe following his comment on the proposed Igbo presidency in 2023, the apex-Igbo organisation.
Ogunlewe said that the lack of unity among the Igbo was a bane to their aspiration for president in 2023.
Ohanaeze in a statement issued on Thursday, August 12, by its secretary-general, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, in response to Ogunlewe, said the former minister was suffering from ‘mouth diarrhoea.’
Ohanaeze asks IPOB to discontinue sit-at-home protests
Meanwhile, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has appealed to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to discontinue its sit-at-home protest.
According to the group, IPOB should explore other means to demonstrate support for its embattled leader, Nnamdi Kanu who is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
IPOB had announced that its order should be observed every Monday in the southeast to protest the detention of Kanu.