The brand new President Normal of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo yesterday pledged to be impartial from partisan politics, despite the nationwide consideration given to his latest election.
Nwodo spoke on the inauguration of the Enugu State chapter of the pan Igbo socio-cultural group, including that the wellbeing of Ndigbo was extra necessary to him than the rest.
In keeping with him, Ndigbo who used to occupy the primary place in nearly each sphere of life together with economic system, have misplaced the primary place and brought the final; (occupying the primary place from the underside of the ladder).
Nwodo, a two-time former minister, stated, “Lower than forty eight hours after my election, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated me. I acquired a name from the Afenifere. The Afenifere later positioned an advertorial for me within the newspaper and mentioned they’ll like to satisfy with me. I acquired a name from the Deputy President of Arewa Consultative Discussion board, asking me when we’re going to meet.
“Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme known as me. Ebitu Ukiwe referred to as me. Emeka Anyaoku known as me. My former boss, Common Abdusalam Abubakar known as me. All of them congratulated me.
“I acquired a name from Archbishop Onayeikan. When the election was occurring, the Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Professor Onah and Bishop Martin Kukah of Sokoto Diocese referred to as and mentioned they had been praying for me. You possibly can see the nationwide consideration given to our election.
“However, one of many selections I took is to not converse to the press. Within the handover word given to me, I used to be made to know that the youth wing was proscribed for chatting with the press on a regular basis.
“We’re going to have our nationwide government assembly subsequent Thursday, the place all of the state chairmen and members of govt shall be in attendance. There, we are going to discuss tips on how to overview our structure, our finances and different essential points and thereafter, if we speak to the press, it will likely be Ohanaeze Ndigbo talking,” Nwodo mentioned.
He confused that when the late Dr Mike Okpara, was the Premier of the defunct Easter Area, he constructed a metal firm within the east, which turned the primary metal firm within the nation earlier than Aladja and others however regretted that “at present it has grow to be moribund,” simply because the Golden Guinea lager beer and Mirinda delicate drink was brewed within the East, as the primary within the nation, exterior Lagos, however had change into moribund.
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