Tuesday 17th October, 2017
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Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Support for Good Governance

Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Support for Good Governance

MAURICE OKAFOR in Enugu reports that the leadership of the apex body of all Igbo socio cultural organizations, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, saddled with the responsibility of promoting Igbo unity, cultural values and norms, says it has also imposed the task of championing and supporting good governance in the country, as measure for gingering the welfare of the people and the rest of the country.

The President of the or­ganization in Enugu state, Chief Alex Og­bonnia, made the clarification at the event of inaugurating the officials of Enugu South Local Government chapter of Ohaneze, held at the council’s headquarter over the weekend.

Chief Alex Ogbonnia stressed that if the leadership of Ohanaeze continues to keep quiet over social maladies in the country, because it is not a political party, the negative after effects will affect the gen­eration of Igbos yet to be born.

To avoid the such doom, the organization he said has woken up to the clarion call of supporting good governance where and when it appears to manifest and also have it as a task to criticize bad gov­ernance, where applicable.

Ogbonnia said the pre­sent agitation for an inde­pendent state of Biafra by MASSOB,IPOB, and other pro Buafra activists resulted from the structural imbal­ance of the country which is high against Ndigbo. He said the leadership of Oha­naeze Ndigbo is advocating for fiscal federalism and re­structuring of the country.

He advised all Igbo sons and daughters of voting age, to use the opportunity of the ongo­ing registration exercise to ac­quire voters card to enthrone good leaders at the poll.

Chief Ogbonnia further asked Ndigbo to embrace Agriculture in all ramifica­tions even as he advised every Igbo man to plant at least a garden within his or her im­mediate environment and to start rearing cattle once again.

Chief Elijah Ogbe, who was elected as the leader of Oha­naeze Ndigbo for Enugu South local government assured his administration will thrive hard in rediscovering and endearing lost cultural values among their people as well as enthroning good governance.

Mr Onyekwere Nwodo, a journalist and formerly of the Punch Newspaper was elected as Secretary of Ohaneze Ndig­bo in Enugu South local gov­ernment area, of Enugu state.

The Chairman, Caretaker committee of Enugu South local government, Comrade Sunday Ugwu, promised to work harmoniously with the new executives of Oha­naeze Ndigbo of his council.

Photo: The Enugu state President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo,Chief Alex Ogbonnia and Enugu South L.g.a Tran­sitional chairman,Comrade Sunday Ugwu[both middle],surrounded by members of the Enugu state executive of Ohanaeze, the Enugu South L.g.a Offi­cials of Ohanaeze and other chieftains,in a group pix after the inauguration, at Enugu South Council headquarters.