This past weekend, Governor Rochas Okorocha awarded a contract for the building of a befitting secretariat for the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation: Ohaneze Ndi Igbo.
Governor Okorocha also explained that he had undertaken to construct the new secretariat for the pan- Igbo organisation as a private person and not in his capacity as the governor of Imo State, adding that he was doing that as a concerned Igbo citizen.
The governor who had before now inspected the secretariat was not pleased with what he saw on ground and promised to do something about the situation, and it was against the backdrop of that promise, that he awarded the contract for the job to take off immediately.
Governor Okorocha had also reconciled the two factions of Ohaneze the previous month with Dr Ralph Obioha and Chief Cray Igariwey being the contending personalities. At a peace meeting at the Government House Owerri, Dr Obioha denounced his own faction and agreed to work with Chief Igariwey and since then, peace has reigned in the organisation.
Governor Okorocha also charged the leaders of Ohaneze to draw a programme that would attract the South-east governors and other prominent Igbos to be in attendance adding that the Igbos must unite for progress and development.
The secretary general of Ohaneze Dr Joe Nworgu commended Governor Okorocha for appreciating the importance and role of Ohaneze in the life of Ndi-Igbo, stressing that the leadership of Ohaneze and Ndi-Igbo in general would continue to appreciate his gesture and love for his people. – Source