From Gyang Bere, Jos
An Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Izu-Umunna Cultural Association (IUCA), has congratulated the new President of the apex Igbo socio-cultural association, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. Nnia Nwodo on his election and urged him to prioritise the unity of Igbo at home and diaspora.
A statement by group signed by the President, Dr. Ugo Ihekuna and Secretary General, Chief Elvis Chukwu, described Nwodo’s election as apt especially coming at a time the Igbo nation is facing a lot of challenges.
The statement said, “We are optimistic that your election will give Ohaneze Ndigbo a new sense of direction and purpose and lay to rest the lingering squabbles that had bugged down the smooth running of Ohaneze Ndigbo for some time now.”
IUCA expressed the wish that Nwodo will bring his wealth of experience as a technocrat and seasoned statesman cum administrator to bear on his new assignment, adding, “We hope that the Ohaneze Ndigbo will give direction and purpose under your leadership.”
Izu-Umunna also congratulated the electoral body, led by Prof. Anya O Anya, for conducting a free and fair election.