|Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe|
The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe yesterday called on Ndi-Igbo to invest at home in order to make the South-East region an economic hub in Nigeria.
This as he warned the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra to stay clear of the upcoming Anambra governorship election.
Igwe Achebe stated this when the State leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, led by Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene visited him in his palace in Onitsha.
According to him, “IPOB has no right to stop election in Anambra State. The November 18 gubernatorial election must hold as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.
“The election is for us not for the entire country. You cannot have a referendum in one part of the country without carrying other parts of the country along and the government must support and sponsor it before it will be organized and not carving out some parts of the country for the referendum. The election must hold and nobody or group of persons will stop it. Nobody should come to the state to cause unnecessary tension”.
Igwe Achebe who is also the Chairman of Anambra State Traditional Rulers’ Council called on the Ndigbo in other parts of the state and country to invest at home in order to make Igbo land an economic hub in the county.
In his remarks, the state Ohanaeze Chairman, Chief Okeke-Ogene said they visited the traditional ruler to show respect and to carry the traditional institution along with whatever they do as custodian of culture in Igbo land.
“There is nothing we will do without you. If there is any case that is beyond us, we will consult you for advice and possible resolution.
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