Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has visited Imo State where he held meetings with the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and the leadership of the Igbo socio-cultural organization in Owerri. 

Obasanjo discussed “issues of mutual interest” with Iwuanyanwu alongside other Ohanaeze leaders.

The Secretary General of Ohanaeze, Okey Emuchay, addressing journalists, Friday, on the outcome of the visit, said the meeting was very symbolic and crucial as fruitful deliberations were held.

“Issues of mutual interest were discussed. The PG informed Chief Obasanjo that Nigeria should erect monuments in his name for the sacrifices he has made.


“He recalled his role in ending the civil war with the slogan of no victor no vanquished; repayment of huge external debts and recovery of the economy during his time as President.

“He informed the former President that the Igbo nation will bestow honour on him appropriately.

“Remember that when Chief Obasanjo was President, he appointed several Igbo sons and daughters into his cabinet and other high profile positions. A sense of belonging was provided to the Igbo nation during that time,” Emuchay said.