Former Governor Of Old Abia State And Chieftain Of All Progressives Congress, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Appeals To Igbo To Support President Muhammadu Buhari Administration.
A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, yesterday called on Igbo to support President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Onu made the call in Abuja when he received the planning committee for the upcoming World Igbo Conference.
According to him, the Buhari administration is committed to ensuring that a new Nigeria emerges and flourishes, so that the Igbos, who live everywhere, will be major beneficiaries.
He told Ohaneze Ndigbo to ensure that Igbos embraced the APC and support Buhari’s administration as they are for all. According to him, the victory of APC at the polls was made possible because Igbos in the 19 states overwhelmingly supported the party during the elections.
“Ohaneze must be commended for what it is doing as regards the welfare of Ndigbo throughout the country and beyond. We have Igbos everywhere.
There is no town in Nigeria where there is no Igboman. “In Nigeria and across the world, there is no place where we don’t have Igbos resident, and the Igbos occupy a very important position in Nigeria.
“We as Igbos are the only major ethnic group that is not indigenous to any other country in the world. What that means is that outside Nigeria, there is no other country for the Igbo. For other major ethnic groups this is not the case’’, Onu said.
Earlier, Chief Ben Aranusi, Chairman of the interim planning committee, said it was ready to fight for the right of Ndigbo to make them become
relevant in all spheres as before.
“In the sixties, Igbos were leaders in academia, commerce, the military and in politics but now we are not only crying about marginalisation, but are now like internally displaced race. “This Ohaneze caretaker is interested in the welfare of the Igbo man and that is why we are here to inform you about this conference. “The Igbo race cannot continue like this.
This body is ready to fight for the right of any Igbo man at any level. The Igbos must be ready from 2019 to 2023. “We have a new administration and we are looking at 2019. Where are we in Nigeria politics, academia, commerce? Igbo man seems to be nowhere, we must chart a course and have a direction’’, he said (NAN)