ABUJA – The Coalition of Igbo Organisations Worldwide will on Sunday, 13th December 2020 (today) hold a town hall meeting/interactive dession between Igbo citizens and the five presidential candidates seeking to replace the current leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
According to a statement signed by Austin Okeke and Mr. Gideon Adikwuru, Representatives of the Coalition of Igbo Organisations, the aspirants slated for this session are, Prof Chidi Osuagwu, Dr Joe Nwaorgu, Dr Chris Asoluka, Chief Goddy Uwazurike and Prof George Obiozor.
The statement informed that the interactive session which comes ahead of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Election will virtually via Zoom.
In January delegates across the seven Igbo speaking states of Nigeria namely, Abia, Anambra, Anioma in Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo and Ikwerre and other parts in Rivers will democratically elect new leaders for the Apex Igbo Organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Okeke and Adikwuru noted that the challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the use of the virtual platform to hold such an all-important Session for Igbos across the world.
“Zoom provides us an alternative to reach out to Igbos across the globe. With the online meeting, Ndigbo in the diaspora and in Nigeria will be able to connect to hear directly from these aspirants.
“The Igbo Nation has its principles built on democratic Republicanism; therefore, making it one of the oldest democracies in the world.
“The virtual meeting traverses the borders of Nigeria such that Igbos in China, UK, America, Ghana, South Africa or even Alaba Market can watch in real time” they said.
The last general election for President General, which saw Chief Nnia Nwodo emerge as the President General was held in 2017. This election scheduled for January 2021 would see the election of a new President General who would serve the Igbo race for one 4 year term.