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Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu who is the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has revealed that he met some debts and financial challenges on the ground when he assumed office a few months ago.
Iwuanyanwu, however, praised the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, for coming to the rescue of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group.
Iwuanyanwu made the revelation at a meeting with the leadership of Ohanaeze, state governors from the region, and members of the National Assembly, which was held at the Imo State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja on Monday evening.
‘I met some debts and financial challenges when I came in as President-General of Ohanaeze. But thank God for people like Hope Uzodinma, who came to our rescue. He brought in his public relations officers and provided everything, including security, to make the journey very easy for us.
‘It is important to mention here that this is not the first time he has done that. When he was a senator many years ago, I think he gave us N16m at that time.
‘When our structure was attacked by these unknown gunmen, he rebuilt the house. And whenever we have any problem, he has been a dependable person,’ he said.
Recall that the apex Igbo socio-cultural group had last week appealed to the Federal Government to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Chief Iwuanyanwu, made the appeal at the inauguration of the women and youth wing of the group, yesterday. in Abuja, saying Kanu’s release was central to peace in the South East region.
He said not even the appointment of 100 service chiefs from the region by President Bola Tinubu would bring peace and security to the South East, like obeying the court judgment freeing Kanu from DSS detention in Abuja.