By Abuchi Onwumelu
The Apex Igbo Socio-Cultural Organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Anambra State Chapter, has concluded its statewide Town Hall Meeting with a call on Ndi Anambra to throw their support for candidates from Anambra South Senatorial District, reiterating that the body would continue to advocate for Zoning.
The organization made its stand known while concluding its town hall meeting on the zoning arrangement for the forthcoming Anambra State gubernatorial election at Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area.
The State President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prince Emeka Udodeme, in his opening remarks, stated that the zoning arrangement which the Traditional Rulers Council, Anambra State Association of Town Unions and Anambra State Elders Council, had endorsed, had the full support of Ohanaeze for the greater good of the state.
The meeting attracted many traditional rulers from the zone, including the traditional ruler of Nteje, Igwe Roland Odegbo, and his Umueri counterpart, Igwe Ben Emeka, who maintained that Ohaneze was in line with the resolve of the Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council under the leadership of Obi Alfred Achebe of Onitsha.
For his part, the Vice President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, who commended Governor Willie Obiano for his zeal to sustain the initiative, said the system would enthrone even and peaceful distribution of power and resources in an attempt to fast-track economic growth and development.
The motion for the adoption of the communiqué at the meeting as a working document of the organization was moved by Chief Benneth Chinweze, and was seconded by Mr Uchenna Otagbo.
The ASATU National President, Chief Titus Akpudo, and the Leader of Ohaneze Ndigbo Anambra State Youth Wing, Mazi Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu, in their separate remarks, also threw their weight behind the zoning arrangement.