The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has called for coordination and understanding among the South-East governors to propel the zone forward.
The National Publicity Secretary of the group, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, made the appeal during the inauguration/ swearing-in ceremony of Gov. Peter Mbah of Enugu State on Monday in Enugu.
Ogbonnia said coordination and understanding are significant to the growth of Ndigbo.
He charged the leaders to work in the interest of the Igbo people.
The secretary cautioned the governors against placing their personal interests above those of the Ndigbo.
Ogbonnia stressed that the governors should understand themselves, irrespective of the different political parties they belong to, and fight for the common good of the zone.
There must be a collective interest of Igbos and youths as well as synergy between Ohaneze and the governors so that Igbo people will move on.
We saw what happened in the last election. We have seven Igbo governors, but they couldn’t manage the Igbo interests as they were not coordinated.
“So, this time around, we hope the governors will improve on that,” Ogbonnia said.
He described Gov. Mbah as a man of resilience, zeal and capacity to serve.
He also encouraged other governors in the region to exhibit the same qualities.