By Bartholomew Madukwe
AWKA—IN line with promoting quality leadership and good governance in the Southeast zone of Nigeria, some groups have requested that the trio of Chief Jim Nwobodo, governor of old Anambra State; late Chief Sam Mbakwe, governor of Imo State and Chief Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra State, should be celebrated and immortalised as achievers.
The groups included Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law; Civil Liberties Organisation; Centre for Human Rights & Peace Advocacy; Forum for Promotion of National Ethos & Values; Foundation for Environmental Rights Advocacy & Development; Igbo National Council; Easy Life Initiative for Rural Youths; Initiative for Ideal Dev & Emancipatory Leadership in Nigeria;Society for Economic Rights & Social Justice; Voice of the Voiceless International and Igbo Ekunie Initiative, among others.
The groups in an interaction with journalists, opined that the trio must make the hall of fame as great achievers and as democratically elected governors of old Imo and former governors of Anambra State, adding that if it was in other social climes, these great leaders and achievers will eternally be celebrated and immortalised.
“University faculties, research centers, care or charity foundations and public monuments should be named after them. Their achievements in office would also have been theorized and developed into courses of study in the tertiary institutions.
“Those of them still living would have been made visiting or guest lecturers and professors in some reputable universities.”