On Tuesday, the Senator who represented Imo East Senatorial zone, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, advised the incumbent President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, to correct some of the negative imprations about the Igbos in the country now that he is in office.
Senator Samuel Anyanwu issued this statement to Obiozor, in through his Special Adviser on Media, Ikenna Onuoha in Owerri.
He described now to be the time for the rehabilitation of the Southeast region at large.
The Senator said, “In any election, there are always rancour and acrimony, but considering the unity of the Igbos, those who lost should see the need to accept defeat and join hands with the new executive to move the socio-cultural organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo forward.”
“The election of Prof Obiozor has given room for reconciliation of warring factions, and rehabilitation of the South-East geopolitical region at large. As a man with in-depth knowledge of conflict resolution owing to his international connections, there is no doubt that he will unveil his rich experience to unite everyone.”
“Enjoins the new executive to do their best to change the age-long instinct that Igbo people are unreliable and untrustworthy before their contemporaries, appealing to him not to be carried away by sentimental politics now that the nation is facing enormous security challenges.
“There is also the need for all hands to be on deck towards making sure they realize the vision for which they were elected.”
In addition he congratulated the Chief Nnia Nwodo, the outgoing President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo for his ability to organize the most credible, freest and fairest election since the organization came to existence.