Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has hailed the election of the former minister of information Chief John Nnia Nwodo as the president-general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Reacting to the Tuesday, January 10 election of the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ekweremadu congratulated the group for conducting a rancour free election.
He said: “I congratulate Chief Nnia Nwodo and his team on their emergence. I have confidence in their ability to further reposition the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation and relaunch Ndigbo to a higher reckoning in the country, while also working with other parts of the nation for the overall development of Nigeria.
“I expect them to work with the Igbo civil society, the diaspora community, town unions, governments, political elites, and other parts of the country to bring out the best of the famed Igbo resourcefulness, intellect, and collectivism for the social, economic, and political transformation of Igbo Land and Nigeria.”
Ekweremadu also congratulated the newly-elected executive of the Enugu state chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Hon. Alex Chiedozie Ogbonnia.