Outgoing President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo, is now the national coordinator of Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum.
A statement by the Chairman of SMBLF, Edwin Clarke, confirmed this to our correspondent.
The forum comprises the Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Middle Belt Forum.
According to Clark, “Nwodo gave the Igbos unquantified and purposeful leadership which resonated throughout the country.
“We are optimistic that he will do the same for the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum.”
He added that Nwodo will coordinate the affairs of the forum and carry out all leadership assignments.
“Chief Nwodo’s appointment takes effect from January 10, 2021, the same day his tenure as Ohanaeze Ndigbo President-General ends.”