2023: IGBO LEADERS SEEK LEGAL BACKING FOR ROTATIONAL PRESIDENCY

Written by on December 21, 2020

IGBO LEADERS, ELDERS, AND ACADEMICS ACROSS NIGERIA AND IN THE DIASPORA ROSE FROM A SUMMIT AT THE WEEKEND WITH A CALL FOR AN ENABLING LAW COMPELLING ALL POLITICAL PARTIES TO INSERT ROTATION OF PRESIDENCY CLAUSE IN THEIR CONSTITUTIONS.

THIS WAS CONTAINED IN THE COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED BY PARTICIPANTS AT THE END OF THE SIXTH WORLD IGBO SUMMIT HELD AT GREGORY UNIVERSITY UTURU, ABIA STATE.

IT WAS CHAIRED BY A FORMER CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (RTD.) WITH SEVERAL PROMINENT IGBO LEADERS IN ATTENDANCE EITHER PHYSICALLY OR VIRTUALLY.

THE COMMUNIQUÉ WAS ENDORSED BY SENATOR IKE NWACHUKWU, PROF. GEORGE OBIOZOR, PROF. GREG IBE, JOSEPHINE ANENIH, AND THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF WORLD IGBO SUMMIT GROUP, DR. IFEDI OKWENNA, WHO READ THE DOCUMENT TO JOURNALISTS AT A POST-SUMMIT PRESS CONFERENCE.

TO FURTHER PUSH FOR THE ENTRENCHMENT OF THE ROTATION OF THE PRESIDENCY, THE SUMMIT URGED POLITICIANS OF IGBO EXTRACTION TO CARRY THE CAMPAIGN TO THEIR VARIOUS POLITICAL PARTIES AND STRIVE TO ENSURE ROTATION OF PRESIDENCY CLAUSE IN THEIR PARTY’S CONSTITUTION.


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