The newly appointed President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has reeled out his agenda for the Igbo race during his tenure as the Ohaneze helmsman.
Iwuanyanwu who was sworn in on Sunday after the Ime -Obi ratified his nomination, spoke today before receiving a certificate of return presented to him by the Secretary General of the body, Chief Okey Emuchey.
Iwuanyanwyu identified the key focus of his leadership to include: seeking release for the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu; education and economic revival of Ndigbo.
"So, if Kanu is released, it will reduce the security problem we have in the South East.
"It’s my intension to organize a peace summit where Ohanaeze will invite all the groups agitating for one thing or the other and make them to embrace peace.
"But we can’t organise peace summit if Kanu is still in detention. It won’t work especially when the courts have said he should be released.
"It is, therefore, our appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to release Nnamdi as a gift to us before leaving office.”
The new Ohanaeze PG commended President Buhari for some of his infrastructural interventions in the South East, explaining that contrary to misconceptions in certain quarters, Buhari does not hate Ndigbo.