Ohanaeze declares low-key Igbo Day celebration

ohanaeze-FOLLOWING the recent political trend in the country, the apex Igbo socio cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, after its meeting in Enugu yesterday declared a low key Igbo Day celebration.

Ohanaeze President General, Chief Gary Igariwey, who briefed newsmen at the end of a meeting of a select group of Igbo leaders alongside National Executive Council of Ohanaeze said there is no reason for Igbo’s to celebrate this years Igbo Day.

The meeting he said agreed that this is not a time for festivals and masquerades but a period for retreat and think-back.
Said he; “we resolved to show tact and unity as Igbo people thus this years celebration which comes up on September 29th has its theme as ‘Ako n’uche and Njiko aka.

“We are asking our people not to be disappointed by the lopsided appointments but to rather see the development as a wake up call on how to develop Igbo land. Our people should remain calm and think back on how to develop the south East.”
Igariwey however noted that while the Igbo Day will be low keyed at the national level other branches of the Ohanaeze are at liberty to roll out the drums if they so desire.

He also announced a compulsory 3 minutes silence on that day for Igbo sons and daughters who lost their lives during the three years of civil war.

“We are also urging our people to cooperate and let’s speak with one voice; only then can we see growth. We have helped in developing other areas and cities let’s re-create that at home; its a wake up call, grumbling will not help us.”

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