Following the emergence of Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu as the new President-General of Ohanaeze-Ndigbo Worldwide, the Northern Elders Forum, on Wednesday, advised him to hit the ground running by tackling salient issues in the region.
NEF Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, in a statement, said as Iwuanyanwu steps into shoes left by another distinguished Igbo leader, late Ambassador George Obiorzor, he should improve on the number of engagements between the North and the East on a variety of key national issues.
The statement read, “We look forward to continuing these engagements in the interests of the nation, on the unvarying principle that no part of the country shall ask or receive what is unjust, unfair or illegitimate.
“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 concensus that should see the country through the difficult stages it is going through.
“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.”