General Ike Nwachukwu Leads Igbo Delegates To National CONFABFeatured, Latest News Friday, March 14th, 2014
Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
Ahead of the National conference billed to commence next week in Abuja, the south east zone of Nigeria, Thursday appointed former military Governor of Imo state, major General Ike Nwachkwu (retired) to lead Igbo delegates to the CONFAB.
Chairman of southeast Governor’s forum and Governor of Abia state, chief Theodore Orji, announced this to newsmen in Enugu, shortly after their emergency meeting with the CONFAB delegates from the zone.
Governor Orji, who read their communiqué to reporters said, the meeting, also endorsed the nominations of one personality from each of the five states of the southeast, who will serve as leader in their respective states.
“And they are as follows: Abia state, it is the same General Ike Nwachukwu (RTD), Anambra state, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, Ebonyi state, Dr. Sam Egwu, Enugu state, Chief Ken Nnamani, and Imo state, Dr Ezekiel Izuogu”
He further disclosed that the Director, Catholic Institute for Development Justice and Peace (CIDJAP) Enugu Diocese, erudite Mosignor. Professor Obiora Ike, will serve as the deputy chairman.
Orji said “we also agreed that there shall be a secretariat for the south east delegates to the conference in Abuja, to be headed by Professor George Obiozor” former Director General, Nigeria Institute for International Affairs, Lagos.
The zone according to him, also agreed that each of the south-east states, shall nominate two persons to serve in the secretariat” just as the five states shall bear the cost of running the secretariat. He stated
Meanwhile, as leader of southeast Governors, Orji advised the Igbo delegates to work as a team at the (CONFAB) for the overall interest of the Igbo nation.
Present at the meeting which took place at the Enugu Governor’s lodge were Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi state, Deputy Governor of imo state, Prince Madumere, some serving and former government functionaries from the zone, amongst others.
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