UMUAHIA—AS the tenure of Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State ends early next year, a coalition of Igbo organizations has recommended Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State to take over as the Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum which Obi has held for over six years.
The group in a statement claimed it had been following the activities of Governor Orji and believe that “will take the South East to the next level if elected to the position of Chairman of South East Governors’ Forum”.
The group called on Ndigbo and indeed all Nigerians to embrace the proposed national dialogue by participating actively in the conference, which it hoped would help to solve some of the nagging problems confronting Nigeria as a nation.
The groups that made up the coalition included World Igbo Youth Council, Igbo Information Network, South East Youth Movement, Igbos in Diaspora Organisation, Ndinne Igbo, Centre for Igbo Leadership and World Igbo Leadership, Education and Cultural Council.
In the statement after a meeting in Enugu by Chuks Ibegbu, Edmobi Promise, Mazi Isiguzoro Okechukwu, Egejuru Chinonyerem and Dick Okezie; officers of the coalition, noted that Governor Orji’s leadership qualities would take the South East Governor’s Forum to a higher height.
The coalition also commended Ndigbo and Igbo groups for actively participating in last week’s burial of the mother of the First Lady, Mrs. Charity Oba in Okrika, Rivers State.