Barr Basil Onyeachonam Onuorah has emerged as the new President-General of OHANAEZE NDIGBO GENERAL ASSEMBLY WORLDWIDE.
Onyeachonam is an indigene of Mmiata Anam in Anambra West LGA of Anambra State, the Principal Partner of ONYEACHONAM CHAMBERS, two time governorship candidate in Anambra State, philanthropist, author and a scholar of international repute.
Barr ONYEACHONAM in his inaugural address said that OHANAEZE NDIGBO GENERAL ASSEMBLY is not a factional body but the main Ohanaeze Ndigbo which is being restructured to exist legally as a lawful organisation, represent the interest of Ndigbo and be accountable to Ndigbo.
He maintained that it is a thing of joy to announce to Ndigbo all over the world that OHANAEZE NDIGBO is now registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria with the registration number RC N0:144918, and that OHANAEZE NDIGBO is witnessing its first formal inauguration as a lawful organization with corporate identity.
He further stated that as the apex Igbo sociocultural organisation, the newly inaugurated National Executive will provide the much needed unity, direction, guidance, advice, mentorship to the youths and political way forward for NDIGBO.
He made bold to state that come 2023 an Igbo man will be elected as the President of Nigeria.
The newly inaugurated National Executive wants the Federal Government of Nigeria to equitably address the genuine agitations of Ndigbo and also insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari must sit up to the current security challenges in Nigeria, most especially in Igbo land, to dissuade our Ndigbo from inevitable self-help.
The National Publicity Secretary of the organization, Hon Sir Chimzobam Kingsley Nnalue made the incorporation certificate available to the press and affirmed that this is the first time OHANAEZE NDIGBO GENERAL ASSEMBLY WORLDWIDE is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission and has also gained the recognition of notable Igbo leaders, Federal Government of Nigeria, Charter of the United Nations and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
The Chairman Board of Trustees, His Imperial Majesty Eze Dr Kelly Nkeli Nzekwe said that he was one of the founding fathers of OHANAEZE NDIGBO GENERAL ASSEMBLY WORLDWIDE in 1976 and called on Ndigbo all over the world to join hands together and make OHANAEZE NDIGBO great again.
He said that the principal aim of the founding fathers then was specifically to unite Ndigbo and speak with one voice. He regretted that the organisation later lost its principal focus and degenerated to a political tool in the hands of some greedy politicians which created room to the formation of several Igbo organisations, due to lack of confidence in the affairs of Ohanaeze.
Eze Dr Nkeli stated that on the 25th of November 2019, some notable Igbo stakeholders visited his palace to discuss way forward on how to restructure Ohanaeze Ndigbo and give it a corporate legal status instead of merely existing as a pressure group and a political tool in the hands of few individuals.
He expressed his happiness that the newly inaugurated National Executive led by Barr Onyeachonam has given the organization the much needed legal status as a corporate personality and acceptability to Ndigbo.
As appeared on ujuedochie.com