Group seeks Igbo unity, brotherly love

The President of Igboezue International, High Chief Pius Okoye, has said that his organization is on a mission to ensure the unification of Ndigbo in their vision in Nigeria and the world at large.
Okoye disclosed this in Owerri during the inauguration of the Imo State branch of the socio-cultural organization, recently.
According to him, “Igboezue is a God’s own project, our mission is to unify Igbo race by ensuring unity of purpose and brotherly love. We are committed to the promotion and sustenance of our good cultural heritages especially Igbo language. We are on a vanguard to ensure that Igbo language will not go into extinction” he assured.
He  described as falsehood and misconception the notion that the Igbos have no ruler (s), noting that even before the colonial era in Nigeria that every clan or community in Igboland had its own traditional ruler and leader.
He enjoined Ndigbo to accord respect to their traditional rulers while condemning indecent dressing among women and execution of some acts considered being sacrigilious.
In his speech, HRH Eze Oliver Ohanweh, the traditional ruler of Ihim autonomous community in Isiala Mbano Council Area of Imo State who was the royal father of the day decried the marginalization of the ethnic group by the federal government despite their contributions to the overall development of the nation.
According to the foremost traditional ruler “Igbos are special beings as their grandfathers fought relentlessly to ensure the independence of the nation.
The organization name the traditional ruler further said is divine just as their mission and therefore must be encouraged and respected.
Eze Ohanweh who accepted to be the national patron of the socio-cultural group supported the clarion call for the sovereignty of the South East from Nigeria but regretted that due to the diversification of Igbos investment in Nigeria that most of the ethnic nationalities may not agree.
The highlight of the occasion was the swearing-in of the newly constituted state executive members by Comrade Amafor C. C, the National Publicity Secretary of the socio-cultural organization.
Those sworn in were Dr. Gabriel Onyekuru, (Chairman), Chief Simbo Okafor (Vice-Chairman), Mazi Eze Adiuku (Secretary), Dr. Anthony Ihedoro (Co-ordinator Owerri zone and National Ex-officio), Mr. Ozoemena Lawrence (Coordinator Okigwe zone) and Mr. Uche Mezu (Organizing Secretary) others include Miss Mmesoma Okoronkwo (Financial Secretary), Mrs. Joy Ahaneku (Treasurer), Mrs. Eunice Uzoho (Women Leader), Hon. Emmanuel Ezeonochie, (Youth Leader), Dr. Tina Oparaku (Welfare Officer) and Sir Paddy Eke (Publicity Secretary).
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Gabriel Onyekuru expressed gratitude to God and assured to work diligently in uplifting the mission and vision of the organization.

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