BY SUNNY A. DAVID
Anambra State Chapter of Ohaneze Ndigbo has re-affirmed its support for the zoning of the Anambra State gubernatorial seat to the Anambra South Senatorial district.
The organization made its stand known while concluding its town hall meeting on the zoning arrangement for the forthcoming Anambra State gubernatorial election at Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area.
Our correspondent reports that the apex Igbo Socio-Cultural organization had on ninth and sixteenth of this Month visited Anambra South and Central Senatorial Districts respectively with same zoning message and concluded their tour with Anambra North Senatorial District.
The State President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Prince Emeka Udodeme in his opening remark stated that the zoning arrangement which the Traditional Rulers Council, Anambra State Association of Town Union and Anambra State Elders Council had endorsed has the full support of Ohanaeze for the greater good of the State.
The meeting attracted many traditional rulers from the zone including the traditional ruler of Nteje, Igwe Roland Odegbo and his Umueri counterpart, Igwe Ben Emeka who maintained that Ohanaeze is in line with the resolve of the Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council under the leadership of Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe.
On his part, the Vice President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene who commended Governor Willie Obiano for his zeal to sustain the initiative said that system will enthrone even and peaceful distribution of power and resources in an attempt to fast -track economic growth and development.
The motion for the adoption of the communiqué at the meeting as a working document of the organization was moved by Chief Beneath Chinweze and was seconded by Mr. Uchenna Otagbo.
The ASATU National President, Chief Titus Akpudo and the Leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Anambra State Youth Wing Mazi Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu in their separate remarks also threw their weight behind the zoning arrangement.