The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has stated that it is working for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in no distant time.
The President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Anambra, Mr Damian Okeke-Ogene, who made this statement on Tuesday, said the Chief Nnia Nwodo-led executive of the organization would look into many problems facing the south east geopolitical zone, including producing a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.
He said, “This present Ohanaeze is not the one you used to know; the executive of Ohanaeze is ready to pursue Igbo agenda of which the Igbo presidency is part of it.
“The Ohanaeze president is consulting widely with the different tribes and ethnic groupings in the country.
“By the time he is done, other parts of Nigeria will know the need to fully integrate the Igbos into the main stream of Nigerian politics.
“What he is doing at the moment is to restore the dignity and values of Igbo nation.”
He added that Ohanaeze leadership was all hands on deck for peace and unity among Igbo brethren.
On the recent fire outbreak in Onitsha, the president advised Governor Willie Obiano to start considering the value of lives and property before granting licences for the construction of filling stations.
“The state government should deploy the services of vehicle inspection officers to ensure their road worthiness and fitness of the drivers,” he said.