Raphael Ede, Enugu
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar will, on Wednesday afternoon, meet with prominent Igbo leaders from the five states of the of the South East.
He is expected to address the gathering in company with of his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi.
A meeting of the Igbo leaders under the auspices of Nkpoko Igbo was already ongoing at the Nike Lake Hotel, Enugu, as at press time.
President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo and the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, joined the meeting midway.
Those in attendance were, Sen. Ben Obi, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, Sen. Chris Anyanwu, Chief Achike Udenwa, Chief Onyema Ugochukwu, Prof. Anya O. Anya, Emeka Ugwu-Oji, Amb. Frank Ogbuewu, Amb. Lawrence Nwuruku, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, Prof. A.B.C. Nwosu, Prof. Uche Azikwe, Amb. George Obiozor and former Ohanaeze President-General, Chief Gary Igariwey.
Others included, Lt.Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), Prof. Osita Ogbu, Dr. Okwesileze Nwodo, Chief Felix Mgbada, Archbishop Maxwell Anikwenwa, Prof Walter Ofornagoro, Commodore James Anieke (rtd), Chief Abel Chukwu, Prof Amuche Azi, Prof. Uzodimma Nwala, Amb. Lawrence Agubuzo, Chief Adolphus Wabara, among others.
The meeting, chaired by renowned constitutional lawyer, Nwabueze, has restructuring of Nigeria and the agenda for the Igbo in 2019 as its main thrust.
Tagged ‘Ahamaefula’, the concourse was said to be the “beginning of a new struggle to assert Igbo full citizenship in Nigeria”.