Ohanaeze considers zoning President-General’s position to Rivers in 2025


The pan-Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has hinted at zoning the position of the President-General to Rivers State in its group election scheduled for 2025.

The apex Igbo group also reiterated the need for the people to embrace democracy rather than meritocracy for better service delivery.

In a press statement issued on Monday to commemorate the 2024 Easter Igbo retreat, tagged the “Asaba Declaration,” which was held in Asaba, Delta State, between March 24 and 25, 2024, the group said the gathering aimed to challenge the misconceptions and misrepresentations held by the world, especially Nigerians, about the Igbo people.

The statement signed by Prof Nwokojie Ambrose, Prof Thomas Ella; Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Chief Chidi Ibeh, and Prof Chukwuemeka Ananamba held that the retreat allowed them to redefine their identity as progressive Nigerians seeking a fair, equitable, and conducive environment in which to contribute meaningfully to Nigeria’s greatness.

It read, “We reiterate our commitment to upholding the 2004 Ohanaeze Ndigbo constitution and calling for free and fair elections in 2025. The zoning of the President’s General position to Rivers State is non-negotiable and must be respected.

“Therefore, in commitment to that duty, we owe Ohanaeze great people from Rivers like Senator Francis Ellah, Eze C.C Nwuche, and Chief Emma Aguma. We hereby announce the countdown to the January 2025 Ohanaeze elections, which shall produce a President-General from Rivers State.

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