CONFAB: Igbo Youths To Hold World Igbo Summit In EnuguNews, News From The State Thursday, February 6th, 2014
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
Ahead of the proposed national conference, over twelve Igbo youth groups drawn from various parts of the globe and states in Nigeria are expected to converge in Enugu on February 28th, 2014 for a world Igbo summit during which they will take a position on the dialogue.
Expected at the event are, Igbo freedom Movement, World Ndigbo youth Movement, Igbo Security Council, Igbo liberation Youths, Igboezue Youth Movement, Biafra Action Congress, Movement for Eastern People, Ohanaeze liberation Youths, among others.
Mr. Ndubuisi Igwekani, Coordinator of the summit and president of World Ndigbo Youth Movement, who disclosed this to newsmen in Enugu Wednesday, explained that the idea behind the summit is to “canvass awareness for total emancipation of Igbo youth and to equally take position on the proposed National Conference”.
He further said they are also interested on how the 2015 general election would be conducted, stressing that they will review the political situation in the country and take a position at the summit.
Igwekani hinted that prominent personalities of Igbo extraction from both home and in diaspora have indicated interest to participate as well as deliver speeches to the younger generation at the event.
He noted that not less than 2000 participants would be in attendance from the 36 states of Nigeria and beyond.
The coordinator, said that it was high time the younger generation rise up and take power from the aged leaders, noting that the Igbo youths are now ready to take the bull by the horn since the older generation, has failed them.
“We will deliberate on the issue of Ndigbo at the national conference and the issue of vacuum in Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership.
“I urge the Governors of the South east to come to the rescue in Ohanaeze crisis and other igbo groups because if they can’t solve it, the Igbo youths will rise up and take the leadership by fiat.” He stated
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