The wave of political change ahead of 2023 General election which political analyst say is blowing across the South East States is responsible for the gathering of who is who across Nigeria in Enugu the headwaters of the old Easter Region of Nigeria.
The sumit is being organized by a political pressure group under the auspices of the National Forum for South East presidency led by Dr Patrick Enuneku would be hosted by the Enugu State chapter of the organization.
According to the programme of the event sighted by this reporter, National president of the group, Dr Ekuneku, in his presidential address to Ndigbo would itemise the demand of the group and the need for Ndigbo to be United in the 2023 presidential project.
The group, a non partisan, non profit making organization would also use the opportunity to take a wholistic review of the political evolution in Nigeria since indepence and the need for a Nigerian president of the Igbo extraction in 2023 elections.
The group is also partinering with other lovers of Ndigbo within and outside the shores of Nigeria to ensure a smooth transitional process devoid of rancor, acrimoney and political crisis.
The main policy thrust of the National Forum for the South East presidency was to ensure that Ndigbo is allowed to once pilot the affairs of the country to give them a sense of belonging since independence.
“We are not interested in political parties, but the presidential slot. Ndigbo had been a good supporter of others when it comes to political game and we want them to reciprocate the kind gesture in 2023 presidential election,” the group noted.
The South East Zonal Chairman of the organization, Hon Chinedum Ukwu said they would also recognize some distinguished personalities accross Nigeria who have distinguished themselves in their service to their dear country.
The recogintion was to motivate them to continue the good work in keeping Nigeria peaceful and United because there is no other country we shall call our own if we allow some evil forces to ruin the efforts of the founding fathers of this great Nation.
Hon Ukwu disclosed that the likes of the immidiate past president of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo , First Aviation minister in the 1st Republic Chief Mbazulike Amechi, “The boy is good”, immediate past PDP vice presidential candidate, and former Governor of Anambra State Mr Peter Obi.
Others include former Senate president senator Ken Nnamani, former deputy Senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, former Governor of old Anambra State Chief Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo, The president General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Ambassador Gorge Obiozor.
Also in attendance would be The chief of staff Enugu State, Rt Hon Dr FSC Uzor, Engr chief Anayo Onwuegbu, Ebube Enugu State, Evang. Sam Onyishi Group managing Director CEO peace Mass Transit company, Senator And Uba, Chief Arthur Eze ozoigbondu, Chief sir Emeka offor.
Among other distinguished personalities were Former minister of information and communication Hon Labaran Maku, Chief Sam Aneke, Rtel Accountant general of custom service and prime minister of Udi Acient kingdom.
Members of the organized private sector, captains of industries, Religious leaders, the Academia’s politicians Senators and House of Representatives members as well as members of the State House of Assemblies , market leader among other are also expected to grace the occasion.
Meanwhile, Enugu State chairman of the organization, Hon Innocent Nnadi has said that the People oriented , and kind harted Governor of Enugu State ,Rt Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who is the host governor is expected to declare the sumit open.
The State chairman said arrangements have also reached advanced stage to ensure a successful hosting of the sumit in the State. “The sumit is open to every patriotic Nigerians who believe in equity, justice peace,unity and development of the country he concluded.