At least 5 contestants, together with a former minister for Data, Chief Nnia Nwodo, had been yesterday screened for the place of President-Common of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, which election takes place right this moment.
The out-going Secretary Common of the group, Dr. Joe Nwaorgu, made the disclosure to Vanguard on the nationwide secretariat of the Ohanaeze in Enugu, yesterday.
Nwaorgu, nevertheless, mentioned he couldn’t instantly disclose the names of the contestants however it was gathered that these screened for the place included, Chief Nnia Nwodo, Commodore Alison Madueke (rtd), Prof. Chiwete Ejike, Dr. Simon Otuanya and Chief Joel Enugwu, all from Enugu State.
Additionally, the publish of Secretary Basic zoned to Rivers state is being contested by 4 aspirants, out of which one candidate is protesting the fee of N300, 000 as nomination payment.
The contestants from Rivers State are: Barr. Uche Okwukwu, Chief Isaac Nwaonwu, Chief Jackson Omenazu and Excessive Chief Kroham Joel.
Omenazu informed gistnation that he refused to pay the N300, 000 nomination price, saying: “Am I coming to take cash from Ohanaeze? The quantity is an excessive amount of they usually should display screen me.”
The submit of Nationwide Treasurer of the group zoned to Delta State is being contested by two individuals together with a veteran journalist, Ogueshi Emma Okocha.
Okocha mentioned he’ll carry on board transparency, accountability and improvements to the physique if elected.
“I’ll publish month-to-month accounts of Ohanaeze if elected in the identical manner Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela transparently dealt with the finance ministry in Nigeria,” pledged Okocha.
The outgoing President Basic, Chief Gary Nnachi Enwo-Igariwey and the secretary of the election committee, Prof ABC Nwosu refused to talk to the press, with Nwosu making derogatory remarks about journalists.
One of many candidates for secretary basic, Krohan Joel stated his edge is that he’s an ex-Biafran soldier, who fought on the facet of the defunct Biafran republic, noting that “Now we have an uncompleted wrestle.”
Okwukwu on his personal mentioned he’s most certified for the submit of Secretary Basic given his pedigree as an arbitrator and educationist of twenty-two years standing.
Ngige harps on high quality management
Following this growth, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has tasked the Igbo nation to get it proper this time in order that the race would take its rightful place in Nigeria by way of high quality management that had been lacking.
Ngige, who spoke in an interview in Onitsha, regretted that Ohanaeze had been in comatose for a while, including that in the present day’s election was a possibility to for it to get well the misplaced floor.
Based on Ngige, because the finish of the tenures of Dr. Dozie Ikedife and Justice Eze Ozobu, there had been a yawning hole in Ohanaeze management.
He mentioned that if the proper individual was elected to guide Ohanaeze, Igbo would regain their voice in nationwide discourse, including that the group wanted to redeem its battered picture with out additional waste of time.
Ikedife warns towards imposition of leaders
Equally, former president common, Dr Dozie Ikedife has warned in opposition to any manipulation that may result in the election of flawed leaders.
Ikedife gave the warning, yesterday, at his Nnewi nation house. He mentioned his expectations have been that the method could be clear, devoid of manipulation, imposition, irregular motion and must be peaceable “anchoring every little thing on God that He would give us the correct individual to guide us,” he added.
He stated Ohanaeze can be a useless pressure, if a fallacious individual was elected president.
Ebonyi adopts Nwodo
Meantime, Ebonyi State authorities has adopted the previous minister of Info and tradition, Chief Nnia Nwodo as its sole presidential candidate forward of at present’s conference in Enugu.
The state made its place recognized when Nwodo accompanied by some stakeholders from Enugu state paid governor David Umahi courtesy name at Authorities Home Abakaliki on Monday.
Governor Umahi, whereas endorsing Nwodo, stated he deserved the place and is probably the most certified to carry the highest job amongst different contestants.
Umahi with different stakeholders together with conventional rulers within the state current on the occasion prayed for Nwodo’s victory to point out
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