Ohanaeze To Buhari: Igbo Are Committed To Nigerian Project

By NewsBits

The Professor George Obiozor-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Tuesday, restated the commitment of the Igbo people to the Nigerian project.

But Ohanaeze, however, quickly stressed that the Igbo people seek justice, fairness, and a platform upon which they could contribute their quota to Nigeria’s development. Ohanaeze’s President-General , Prof George Obiozor, spoke during a reception for President Muhammadu Buhari, who visited  Owerri, the Imo state capital on Tuesday.

Obiozor said: “I wish to reiterate and speak on behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide both at home and in the diaspora that our people are committed to the Nigerian project. That we desire a country that provides a platform and an opportunity to contribute our utmost best to the growth of our fatherland.

“We seek justice, equity, fairness, and going by our antecedents, we are in every part of Nigeria and therefore claim to be the most federating of all Nigerians.”

Earlier, Buhari had inaugurated the 36km dual carriageway of Owerri-Orlu road in Imo, and subsequently met with South-East leaders.

However, other governors of the Southeast were conspicuously absent but it could not be ascertained if their absence was as a result of the sit-at-home declared by the IPOB in the South East states on Tuesday.

The Spokesman of IPOB, had last week issued a release warning residents of the zone to stay in door as a mark of civil disobedience to the government that has kept Kanu behind bars. Obiozor’s comments came at a time when there pro-Biafra agitation in the southeast zone of the country.

NewsBits reports that one of the leaders of the pro-Biafra agitation, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, appeared in court in Abuja on Tuesday in continuation of his trial for alleged terrorism and treasonable felony.

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