The apex socio-cultural organization in Igboland, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has reiterated the Igbo people’s conviction in Nigeria’s unity.


Professor George Obiozor, the President-General of Ohanaeze made the statement at a a Christmas and New Year address. 

The organization stressed that the Igbo people seek justice because those who have been denied justice in the past have had no desire for peace.

He further stated that a Nigerian President of Igbo descent has become a national necessity and a concept whose moment has arrived, noting that it is based on equality, justice, and fairness.

Obiozor went on to say that a Nigerian President of Igbo descent is both politically and morally legitimate, and that it would benefit the country.

He said: “be not discouraged, the Igbo struggle for Justice, equity and fairness in Nigeria has been long and agonizing but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

“As Nelson Mandela said, it looks impossible until it is done. With the new narratives of courage without rancour wisdom without humility, we will be able to persuade our fellow Nigerians that it is time to reintegrate Ndigbo effectively into the mainstream of Nigerian political process and governance. This is in the national interest.”

In fact, no people in recent history have been unfortunate or at best had a mixed fortune or blessings as Ndigbo in Nigeria politics and governance. For example, quite often the Igbo energy and enterprise were misunderstood as being over-ambitious.

“In 1999, the country for the purpose of healing the Nation and creative use of crises and conflicts yielded the Presidency to the South West. I ask Ndigbo everywhere from today to make every effort to convince other Nigerians in Political parties and organizations that ours is a righteous cause whose time has come”.