New president-general of Ohaneze Ndigbo, George Obiozor has said he would end marginalization against Ndigbo, taking it as a “top priority to end the neglect experienced in the country, over a long time non involvement of igbos in the scheme of things.
Obiozor made a vivid stand, at the delegation of Igbo leaders to pay homage to the Minister of Transport, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, at Ukpo, Nnewi South council. He restated his commitment to serve in the overall interest of Ndigbo, using his position to negotiate the inclusion of the Igbo people in the scheme of things.
“Igbo are not evil, we are not destroyers; we are builders in the country. Therefore , any form of evil and marginalization against Igbo must stop” he said.
According to him, he intends to achieve this with a motive that the Igbo would not separate from the rest of Nigeria, in form of secession.
“We are not going to instigate another civil war or crisis, we are going to use diplomacy to ensure that the Igbo take their pride of place in our collective patrimony, called Nigeria,” he added.
Obiozor told Amechi he and his team came to seek blessings, and wise counsel as the only surviving link to the old block, who made genuine sacrifice from the onset of the Apex Igbo union.
Thereafter, the Chairman Council of Elders, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu told Amechi they came to him as the only survivor among those that witnessed the formation of Ohaneze Ndigbo.
“The new Ohaneze leadership has not visited any other person, be it, governor of businessman, this is our starting point because Mbazulike Amechi is our rallying point,” he said.
Ex-governor of imo state, ikedi ohakim , urge Ndigbo to support the new ohaneze leadership to enable it succed.
Amechi commended his visitors, expressed confidence that the new Ohaneze would deliver on its mandate and pledged his support for the Obiozor-led administration.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News