The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has extended its congratulations to the newly elected President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, CFR.
The Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, in a congratulatory message yesterday, said the North, on its part would play its roles without preconditions or prejudice.
In the press release made available to the journalists yesterday, Baba Ahmed Congratulate the brand new Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Iwuanyanwu.
In his words: “Northern Elders Forum wishes to congratulate Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, CFR, as president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide.
“The Forum notes that he steps into shoes left by another distinguished Igbo leader, late Ambassador George Obiozor, under whose leadership a number of engagements between the North and the East on a variety of key national issues were being discussed, with some promises of success.
“The Forum further notes that Chief Iwuananyanwu is a distinguished and accomplished Nigerian whose tenure, hopefully, will mark a significant improvement in elite cohesion and national consensus that should see the country through the difficult stages it is going through.
Speaking further, “We at the Forum believe that an opportunity should be created where fundamental issues about our past and defining decisions regarding our future should be discussed as dispassionately as possible, and solutions found to them.
“We see Chief Iwuwanyanwu as leading Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide successfully through these discussions, in which the North will play its roles without preconditions or prejudice.” he said.