By Tony Edike
ENUGU–Igbos have restated their stand on the need for the restructuring of the country along the six geopolitical zones saying it was the best way to achieve the devolution of power from the central government to the federating units.
That was part of the resolutions reached at a special summit involving Igbo Elders and Civil Society leaders under the auspices of Ndigbo Consultative Assembly held in Enugu, Friday June 20, 2014.
Some of the eminent dignitaries that attended the summit include the Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty, Agbogidi, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, who served as the chairman of the occasion; second republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme; Rear Admiral, Ndubuisi Kanu retd; former Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Prof. Chigozie Ogbu, President General of Ohanaeze, Chief Enwo Gary Igariwey; Deputy Leader of South East delegation to the confab, Prof. Monsignor Obiora Ike.
Others include former Senate Chairman on Aviation, Senator Anyim Ude; former Military Administrator of Imo State, Capt. James Aneke; former Finance Minister, Dr. Chu S. P. C. Okongwu; Prof. Ben Obumselu, Dr. Uma Elieazu, Secretary General, Ohanaeze, Dr. Joe Nwaorgu, Amb. Uma Nwachukwu, Dr. Obi Onubogu, Igwe Amb. Lawrence AgubuzoProf. Barth Nnaji, Chief Maria Okwor and Chief (Mrs.) Ezeofor, among others.
The summit commended the delegates for finding time to update the summit on their activities at the national conference stressing that they deserve the support of all stakeholders so as to encourage them “to serve us in the best possible way”.
The meeting observed that there were still many issues left to be trashed at the confab, it behooves Ndigbo to be more careful in their utterances and actions since according to them “the strength of a man lies in what he does”.
“We also resolved to commend the delegates for their unity of purpose in whatever they have achieved so far; the road is very challenging and exciting. A lot more work is expected to be done,” the communique stated in part.
There was a mild drama when one of the conveners, Prof. Obumselu, started reading the position of the conveners which the summit found disagreeable based on their position that nothing good may likely come out of the conference stressing that while north extracted some concessions from President Goodluck Jonathan, Ndigbo did not.