13 July 2016
Igbo leaders are expected to converge on Owerri, the Imo State capital on Thursday to discuss the way forward for the South East geo-political zone.
This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by Chief Gary Igariwey, the President of Ohanaeze ndi Igbo, the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation.
The theme of the forum is: “Nd’igbo and the State of the Nation: Prospects and Challenges.’’
Igariwey said the event, first of its kind, would hold at the Imo International Convention Centre (IICC), Owerri.
Expected to attend the forum are all the past and current South East governors, while Sen. Jim Nwobodo is scheduled to be the chairman of the occasion,
Other guests expected at the forum include retired Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe, Prof. Anya O. Anya, former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme, former service chiefs, past and present members of state and national assemblies.
Others are former and serving ministers, political appointees, traditional rulers, town union leaders, the clergy as well as women and youth groups.
Igariwey said that the event would offer Nd’igbo the needed opportunity to brainstorm on the state of the nation and the way forward.
A communiqué is expected at the end of the meeting.