Ginika Richard Izuora
Apex Igbo Socio-Cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on Southeast Governors Forum to ensure protection of Ndi Igbo.
In a statement issued on Sunday, August 15, by the Ohanaeze Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the group said, “Ndigbo need directions and a new political rallying point and pillar, in the absence of our legends, late Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu and Dr. Alex Ekwueme, the responsibility fall on the Chairman of Southeast Governors forum, and Ebonyi state Governor, Engr Dave Umahi, as Ndigbo are full of expectations, that he concedes to this burden of leadership bestowed on him.”
“The transformation in Ebonyi State is unprecedented. And this did not go without some level of leadership thought; a high level of creative ability, as well as ingenuity by the governor. In virtually every locality, he knows their problems and what critical infrastructure must also be fixed.”
The group also explained that the absence of Igbo people at the federal level of government demands that the Igbos rise up to make their people noted.
Isiguzoro also noted that Umahi’s impressive performances have redefined governance in Ebonyi State and that the state now has new look and has become center of foreign business Investments.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo described Umahi as the modern father of Ebonyi predicated on his developmental gains recorded since the assumption of office as the state’s helmsman.