Anxiety as Ohanaeze Ndigbo gets new national officers tomorrow
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, will tomorrow hold its national election to pick new officials to run the organisation in the next four years.
The three-leg exercise began last Friday with the election of executives at the local government level followed by those of state presidents and executives in all the five states of the South East, Rivers and Delta at the weekend.
Enugu State is to produce the President General and Rivers for secretary general’s slot. Deputy President to come from Imo while the position of deputy secretary general goes to Abia, among others.
Outgoing scribe, Dr. Joe Nworgu, said that the exercise had so far been a success, adding that he was optimistic of a vibrant group capable of providing vibrant representation for Ndigbo on national issues.
Although results of the state elections were being awaited as at the time of filing this report, but it was, however, learnt yesterday in Enugu that a lecturer and one-time member of the state’s House of Assembly, Chief Alex Ogbonnia emerged the group’s state president. He was reported returned unopposed.
His predecessor, Chief Eric Ebe, urged Ndigbo to embrace the grouping, stressing that the plethora of persons angling to serve in the body was an indication that its leaders had done well.