by Grace Chigbu
Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has become the new General President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide following the death of the late Professor George Obiozor. The emergence of The Elder Statesman was preceded by several marching bands from various groups inside and outside the country. Eventually, however, he gave in to the demand after a delegation of Imo alumni led by Eze Cletus Ilomuanya made the same call. On Wednesday, Iwuanyanwu was introduced to Governor Hope Uzodinma at Government House by a delegation from the Imo Council of Elders led by Ilomuanya
. During the visit, Ilomuanya informed the governor that the decision to adopt Iwuanyanwu was made after they met in Owerri in April. He further described the new president of Ohanaeze as a versatile, dynamic and outgoing personality. Iwuanyanwu, who confirmed his acceptance as General President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, also said the decision was made by the Ohanaeze Council of Elders. He added that confirmation would come from the Ime Obi on April 30.
The inauguration of Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu as the new General Chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide was greeted with excitement and anticipation by many. It is widely believed that his vast experience and leadership skills will take the organization to new heights. His rise also comes at a crucial time when the Igbo nation is grappling with several challenges, including security issues, marginalization and the search for political relevance.
Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu is no stranger to leadership positions. He has held various positions in the past, including national vice-president of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and president of the defunct National Democratic Coalition of the Third Republic (NADECO). He is also a philanthropist who has contributed greatly to the development of his community and the nation as a whole.
Many Nigerians have expressed confidence in Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu’s ability to lead Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide towards his goals. They believe his wealth of experience in politics, business and philanthropy will enable him to provide the much-needed leadership the Igbo nation needs at this time.