ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The newly Inaugurated President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has promised to protect Igbos at all levels.
He lamented that the States in the South-East still remain despite several recommendations for creations of additional State in the region.
He also promised to develop some basic structure; education, agriculture, industrialization, electricity, power generation, health, among others, to boast the sectors.
He said this in his inaugural acceptance speech as the New President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Sunday in Enugu.
He said: “I therefore have a duty to valiantly defend Igbo course and I promise Ime-Obi and all Igbo people that by the grace of God I will not fail them.
“The South-East is the only geopolitical zone with only five states in Nigeria. Several political conferences have recommended the creation of additional States in the South-East to bring the number of States to six. So far this has not been actualized. I will make sure that during my tenure, additional state is created for the South-East.”
Iwuanyanwu who decried the annoying security situation in the region, and called for urgent Peace Summit in Igboland.
He further made a special appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), before the end of his tenure.
According to him: “Nnamdi Kanu is very crucial for any discussion and it is not possible to negotiate any peace while Nnamdi Kanu is in prison.
“It is also important to note that the judiciary has discharged and freed Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. It will be the joy of many Igbo people and Nigerians to see Mazi Nnamdi Kalu released from detention. There is also a report that is health is deteriorating.
“I feel it is important that he is regaled to have access to his medical doctors so that he does not die in the prison.”
He further called for the diversification of source of funding for Ohanaeze Ndigbo, saying that it will help to finance all necessary projects.
Dignitaries present at the event include, Peter Obi, Presidential candidate of Labour Party, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State, among others.