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Ohanaeze reaffirms unity in South West chapter

By Guardian Nigeria
01 August 2022   |   3:24 am
Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reaffirmed the unity and love among the Igbo ethnic stock, particularly in the South West region.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reaffirmed the unity and love among the Igbo ethnic stock, particularly in the South West region.

Speaking at its South West zonal meeting in Ibadan on Saturday, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation noted that contrary to speculations in some quarters suggesting disunity among the Igbo ethnic stock, Ohanaeze remains a united and indivisible organisation that can and will always leverage on its numeric strength to effect political change.

The South West Regional President of the organisation, Chief Matthew Nwankwo, who led a delegation to the Olubadan’s palace shortly after the group’s meeting, said the move was to felicitate with the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Lekan Balogun, on his enthronement to the stool of his forbearers since it was the first time Ohanaeze in the region was converging as a body on Ibadan.

The President of Ohanaeze, Oyo State chapter, Chief Ndubuisi Okorie, disclosed that Igbo in the state are united and will remain so, regardless of speculations on the contrary, adding that the leadership structure in the organisation has taken care of all interests and could not be factionalised.

Okorie added that the just-held South West zonal meeting was reflective of the strong bond and unity among Igbo as each state in the region comprising Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, and Lagos are all represented by their state chairmen and secretaries as zonal executive members.

“This meeting, which is rotatory among South West Ohanaeze is reflective of the love and unity among Igbo in this region. It is the turn of Oyo to host the meeting; that’s why we are here as you can see,” he said.

“We are united as a body and as a people by the number of people you have seen here. These are just representatives that will go back to their states and town unions to give reports.

“We have someone from Okeho, Oyo, Saki, and other places coming together here and after all deliberations, they take the outcome of this meeting to their local zones and are usually implemented to the letter at those levels; so, we are united as a body.”