By Chinasa Ogbonna
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has called for a united front within the peoples of the old Eastern Region, stressing that the Igbos should champion the cause of such unity, in the overall interest of the country.
He described the Igbos as a rare breed created by God, and in such a vaulted position, “Nigeria looks up to them”, to take the gauntlet of leadership.
Owelle Rochas Okorocha gave the charge and admonition during the Seminar/Awards ceremony of the Eastern Bar Forum (EBF) held at the International Convention Centre (IICC), Owerri recently.
He used the occasion to reinstate what he described as “out of his passion and the work of God through the regular 12 noon prayer”, adding, “I believe that leadership is by passion and a leader without passion cannot progress”.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Owerri branch, Stanley Chidozie Imo, Esq, regretted that as one of the foremost branches in NBA, the Owerri branch has never endorsed a candidate from Owerri for a national office, and called on EBF to help impress its image on the national scheme.
He paid compliments to Governor Okorocha for his untiring in lifting the state to enviable heights.