The Chairman of Ohaneze Ndigbo in Anambra, Chief Chris Eluemuno, has said that the organisation is bound to support President Mohammadu Buhari in the interest of the Igbo.
Eluemuno told newsmen on Sunday after being conferred with the traditional title of “Ogbuefi Nwajiugo” by his Nkwelle- Ezunaka community in Anambra that the apex socio-cultural organisation had no choice but to partner with the government.
“Ohaneze has no choice than to partner with the Federal Government because we are not there to support any political party but to support any government in power in the interest of the Igbo.
“We are bound to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the interest of the Igbo,” Eluemuno said.
He, however, urged Buhari to consider more appointments for the people of the zone and fulfill his promises in the infrastructural development of the zone, especially the roads and the Second Niger Bridge.
“If you give good roads, power supply, water and other enabling environment for businesses to thrive to the Igbo man, he will do wonders because he is industrious,” Eluemuno said.
The Ohaneze chieftain also advised the Igbo to imbibe traditional discipline and guard against bearing the ‘Eze Ndigbo’ title outside their indigenous communities.
“If you are an Igbo leader outside your indigenous community, call yourself one, but don’t bear the `Eze Ndigbo’ title.
“We in Ohaneze have said that it is no longer acceptable for people to bear such titles as Eze Ndigbo in the Diaspora,” he said.
Eluemuno advised the various communities to mete out punishments to their sons who bore the title Eze in Diaspora.
The Ohaneze chieftain said that chieftaincy title taking in Igbo land signified respect, identity and accomplishments.
He assured his people that the title given to him would spur him to do more for them.
He commended Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra, members of Ohaneze Ndigbo, state functionaries and stakeholders for gracing the occasion. (NAN)