Vanguard (Lagos)

25 January 2013

Nigeria: Igbo Leaders Meet Today Over Ohanaeze Crisis

Enugu — Igbo leaders and elders would hold a crucial meeting in Awka, Anambra State, today to deliberate on the controversy that trailed the January 12, 2013 election of the National Executive Committee of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and other issues of common interest to Ndigbo.

The meeting, which is scheduled to hold at Marble Arch Hotels, Awka, is being convened by Ndigbo Council of Elders and the former Chief Judge of Enugu State and past President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Igwe Justice Eze Ozobu, and Chief Dr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu would co-chair the parley.

Acting Secretary of Ndigbo Council of Elders, Dr. Nkemka Jombo-Ofo, who disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Enugu, yesterday, said the meeting was expected to be attended by eminent Igbo leaders and elders from all the Igbo-speaking states of the South East, Delta and Rivers as well as leaders of the Group 21, South East Forum, Southern Elders Forum, among others.

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