Leaders of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo have converged on Owerri, the Imo State capital in South-East Nigeria to discuss issues affecting the Igbo race.
Top on the agenda is to produce the President of South-East extraction in 2023, the release of Nnamdi Kanu from detention, insecurity in the zone and the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The discussions were at the gala nite organised by the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma in honour of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor.
Professor Obiozor appealed to all political parties to zone their presidential tickets to the South-East. He also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to exercise his prerogative of mercy and order the release of Nnamdi Kanu and other Igbo youths in detention.
Governor Uzodinma, says justice, equity and fairness under a united Nigeria is what the Igbos demand.
Hopefully, the meeting will give a new direction for Igbos as the 2023 presidential election approaches.