In a notable gathering, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo convened with Ohanaeze chieftains in Owerri, Imo State capital on Friday. The meeting, held behind closed doors at the residence of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide’s President General, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, delved into “issues of mutual interest.”
Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s Secretary General, Okey Emuchay, shared insights with journalists on the outcome of the visit. The discussions between the former President and Ohanaeze leaders were centered around matters of common concern, fostering a platform for dialogue and understanding.
According to Emuchay, the meeting was symbolic and crucial as fruitful deliberations were held.
He, however, did not give further details on what was discussed during the courtesy visit.
Emuchay said, “Issues of mutual interest were discussed, and the Ohanaeze PG informed Chief Obasanjo that Nigeria should erect monuments in his name for the sacrifices he has made.
“Iwuanyanwu had recalled Obasanjo’s role in ending the civil war with the slogan of no victor no vanquished; repayment of huge external debts and recovery of the economy during his time as President.
“He informed the former President that the Igbo nation will bestow honour on him appropriately.”
The former President was accompanied by Chief Oyewole Fasawe; while some Igbo leaders and Ohanaeze chieftains who were at the meeting included Emuchay; former Minister for Aviation, Kema Chikwe; Bishop Sunday Onuoha, Fidelis Ozichukwu; and Chief Tony Ukasanya, among others.
Iwuanyanwu has been at the forefront of championing the cause of Ndigbo including seeking the release of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Inwuanyanwu has for long been advocating the development of South East as a major Industrial hub in the West African sub-region while urging Ndigbo to begin to invest at home.