Two South-East elders have counseled Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, the new president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the premier Igbo sociocultural organization, to support Bola Tinubu in order to end the marginalization of the area.
The guidance was provided on Monday by Civil War veteran Jacob Iheoma and Modestus Umenzekwe, two leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South East.
The Nation was informed by Umenzekwe and Iheoma, who hailed the new Ohanaeze leadership, that Iwuanyanwu should forge links with people of different ethnic backgrounds.
In his remarks, Umenzekwe asked Iwuanyanwu to collaborate closely with Tinubu in order to bring harmony and peace to the South-East and ensure that Ndigbo were not excluded from the sharing of political positions by the new administration.
Iheoma responded by requesting the new Ohanaeze leader to engage in communication with the region’s agitating organizations and work with the next administration to reduce instability in the Southeast.
According to the war veteran, the Igbo are being left out of national leadership and the area needs an Ohanaeze to promote the Igbo cause throughout Nigeria.
He said: “He should seek or open up more communication with the agitating groups and know how he can interface with the incoming administration to nip insecurity in the Southeast.
“Nnamdi Kanu is still in the custody of the DSS (Department of State Services). The Igbo are losing out in national leadership and we need an Ohanaeze that would sell the Igbo agenda to the entire Nigerians.
“Igbos were excluded from the outgoing administration. We want the new leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to ensure that it doesn’t happen in the coming government.”
According to news sources, Iwuanyanwu was appointed last week as Prof. George Obiozor’s replacement as President-General of the leading Igbo socio-cultural organization.
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