OHANEZE | Buhari, Okorocha, Ekweremadu congratulates Chief John Nwodo

by on January 12, 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulat­ed Chief John Nwodo on his election as the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the pan-Igbo socio-cultural or­ganisation.
In a statement issued by the President’s Senior Special As­sistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abu­ja on Wednesday, Buhari said that Nwodo is eminently qual­ified for the job, given his long years of distinguished service to the nation.
The President appealed to Ndigbo as well as the wider community of Nigerians to sup­port the new leadership to ful­fil their mandate in these chal­lenging times.
He said that he looked for­ward to working with the new leadership, and assured Oha­naeze Ndigbo that his admin­istration would continue to be a partner-in-progress in imple­menting suggestions, measures and programmes to advance the unity, development and pros­perity of Nigeria.
The Deputy Senate Pres­ident Ike Ekweremadu has hailed the election of Nwodo as Ohanaeze Ndigbo leader.
Reacting to Nwodo’s elec­tion, Ekweremadu described him as a cerebral intellectual with well-established contacts across Nigeria and beyond, hence capable of helping Ndig­bo to regain lost ground.
He said: “I congratulate Chief Nnia Nwodo and his team on their emergence. I have confidence in their ability to further reposition the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisa­tion and re-launch Ndigbo to a higher reckoning in the coun­try, while also working with other parts of the nation for the overall development of Ni­geria.”
He equally congratulated the newly elected executive of the Enugu State chapter of Oha­naeze Ndigbo led by Hon. Alex Chiedozie Ogbonnia.
Also, the Imo State Gover­nor Rochas Okorocha has con­gratulated Nwodo for emerg­ing the new President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, point­ing out that the delegates to the election and Ndigbo in general has made a wise choice by elect­ing Nwodo.
The governor also congrat­ulated DIG Hilary Opara (rtd) and Barr. Uche Okwukwu also on their elections as the Depu­ty National President and Secre­tary-General respectively of the Igbo apex body.
He charged Nwodo and his team to bring their wealth of ex­perience to bear in piloting the affairs of the Pan-Igbo Organi­zation and pursue those Policies that would quicken or acceler­ate the development and growth of Igbo land in particular and Nigeria in general.
Similarly, the South East Re­vival Group (SERG) has con­gratulated Nwodo on his elec­tion and urged him to use his goodwill to ensure Igbo socio­cultural renaissance.
The group, in a statement signed by its National Coordi­nator, Chief Willy Ezugwu, ap­pealed to the South East gover­nors to continue to rally round his leadership all through his tenure for the benefit of all the Igbo-speaking people of Nige­ria.

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