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July 20, 2018

Ohanaeze: Ndi Igbo must unite to fight oppression – Dr. Ezechi Chukwu

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… Inaugurates Ehime Mbano Exco with Prof. Uwazuruike as Grand Patron


The Imo State leadership of Pan Igbo Organization, Ohanaeze-Ndi Igbo, inaugurated the Executive Committee members of Ehime Mbano Chapter of the apex Igbo Organization on Monday 25th June, 2018 at the Umuakagu Palace of His Royal Highness, Eze Emmanuel Ibechi, (Akagu I).

Among the inaugurated Council members include; Elder Sam Uche – Chairman, Hon. Chief Chinedu Linus Ogoke, Ubani Dorathy and Hon Bartholomew Oguchukwu among others.

In a brief remark prior to the inauguration, Ambassador Ezechi Chukwu (PhD), President Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Imo State observed that it is an erroneous presumption that Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo is opposed to the realization of Biafra as an entity. He canvassed for proactive involvement of all Igbo sons and daughters in the activities of the pan Igbo organization. He harped on the unity and oneness of the Igbo race against marginalization and oppression.

Dr. Chukwu emphasized the need for possession of voter’s card so as to ensure right choice of candidates in the 2019 elections. He also canvassed for restructuring of Nigeria, devolution of power and fiscal federalism.

The auspicious event was used to recognize HRH Eze Emma Ibechi, Chairman Ehime Mbano
Council of Ndieze as Eze Oha I of Ehime Mbano LGA. The state President of Ohanaeze-Ndi Igbo extolled the aura of Intelligentsia of Prof. Chudi Uwazurike native of Umunakanu Ehime Mbano and former member, Federal House of Representatives, who was inducted as the grand patron of the organization.

Prof. Uwazuruike was Chairman Nnamdi Azikiwe International Symposium, an associate of Chinue Achebe, Ifeanyi Menkiti, Senior fellow Institute for Research on Africa in the Diasporas and the Caribbean at the University of New York and a lecturer at Columbia University.

Top brass personalities present at the event included: H.R.Highnesses Eze C.U. Okoro, Eze Dan Emereonye, Eze Iheme Egwunte II, Mrs. Catherine Ebem Njoku, Dr. Mrs Celine Anosike, Lord Chamberlin Obasi, Chief Lawrence Onwu (KSM), Chief K.C. Nwokeke, Chief Jerry Ohajunwa, Ogu Joseph, Chief and Lob Longinus Onyenagubor (Akuchinyere) among others. The Eze Oha, HRH Eze Emmanuel Ibechi, promised to live up to expectations. Dr. Mrs. Philo Njoku, the grand matron was represented by Dr. Mrs. Nwanoruo Chigozie.

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